Al Capone and the 'escape' from Alcatraz


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The rumour goes that notorious gangster and Prohibition-era bootlegging king Al Capone escaped from Alcatraz... So how did he manage to escape from America's super-secure island prison? In short - he was released! Paroled on 16 November 1939 to be precise. Violent villain or modern-day Robin Hood, Al Capone will go down in history as a man to remember. Here's a selection of music to just right for this original mobster.