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Former Guard Returns to Alcatraz

Retired Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary guard, George DeVincenzi served on “The Rock” from 1950 to 1958, departing just five years before the infamous island prison closed forever in 1963.

Correspondent, Tom Wilmer met with DeVincenzi in the old prison hospital, directly across the corridor from where DeVincenzi long ago played checkers with the infamous Bird Man of Alcatraz. Come along and join San Francisco native, George DeVincenzi, as he recalls his life on The Rock.

Alcatraz Island is administered by the National Park Service.