Nobody ever escaped from Alcatraz. We've been told that for years. But now, new evidence says that might not be true. The three inmates in the infamous 1962 escape from Alcatraz may have made it out alive. One of the convicts penned a letter to San Francisco police in 2013. The pleading missive was supposedly written by John Anglin, who offered to go back to jail in exchange for medical care.Anglin said he was 83 at the time of the 2013 note and “in bad shape.”
“Yes we all made it that night but barely!” the alleged fugitive wrote.
Authorities believe Anglin escaped the high-security prison on June 11, 1962, with his brother, Clarence, and another inmate, Frank Morris — all of whom were convicted bank robbers. They're believed to be the only convicts to successfully breakout and make it through the frigid, shark filled waters. The escape was detailed in the 1979 Clint Eastwood movie "Escape from Alcatraz" . Anglin, who sent the letter, told police that Morris died in 2008 and Clarence died in 2011.