Prisoners arrive at Alcatraz on This Day in History, August 11th, 1934

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On this day in 1934, the most dangerous prisoners in the United States were transported to the treacherous island of Alcatraz off of San Francisco Bay. Later that month, Al Capone, one of the most famous felons in history, would arrive after being arrested for tax evasion.

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Al Capone's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone, 72, toured the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island. The home is for sale for $10 million. She learned to swim in the pool as a seven-year-old child. (Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
Al Capone's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone, 72, toured the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island. The home is for sale for $10 million. She learned to swim in the pool as a seven-year-old child. (Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
Spiral stairs are featured in the pool house at Al Capone's Palm Island villa. Capone's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone, 72, toured the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island. The home is for sale for $10 million. She learned to swim in the pool as a seven-year-old child. (Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
A downstairs bathroom in Al Capone's mansion still has the faux gold faucets, as seen September 7, 2012. Capone's grandniece Deidre Marie Capone, 72, toured the mobster's former mansion on Palm Island. The home is for sale for $10 million. She learned to swim in the pool as a seven-year-old child. (Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
This is an aerial view of the home of gangster Al Capone in Miami Beach, Fla., seen Oct. 24, 1931. (AP Photo)
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