1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only men to escape from Alcatraz

It remains unclear whether Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin actually escaped, or whether they drowned in the attempt. Even the FBI couldn’t figure it out for sure. What they do know is this:

Morris and the Anglin brothers had planned to escape with a fourth man, Allen West, but when West was unable to leave his cell, they decided to go without him. They had constructed an inflatable raft from prison rain coats and glue, but it turned out to be less safe than they had hoped. If the raft ever made landfall, it was never found, and neither were the escapees. But one way or another, the trio died free men.

Referenced in:
Frank Morris — Capital Lights