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The real prisoners of Alcatraz

Prisoners of Alcatraz mill about in a daze.

The special headsets they wear are mind controlling devices that cause people to stare listlessly into space. They control the actions of people, causing them to walk around the prison, peering into cells and to gaze at features of the streets.

I’ve felt the power of these devices myself and they’re seductive. A gravelly voice telling me to go to a particular cell, or along a corridor. Thankfully an official collected the device off each person at a certain point and we woke up and walked out into the sunshine with happy smiles on our faces.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

10 replies on “The real prisoners of Alcatraz”

[…] through a doorway onto one of the streets of Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Tourists congregate while listening to the electronic tour […]

When I went to Alcatraz i was happy to share the experience with what had happened there from the Battle of Alcatraz to the cells.I was kind of scared when I went there but i got over it and had fun with it.It was my first time going to Alcartaz,but it felt like I was there as a prisoner,but Im glad that I was able to see what they saw,and experience what they experienced.

To Kenneth Hughes:
You have no idea what you’re talking about. You have no idea what they have experienced. Don’t say you do, it just makes you look dumb. It makes you look like your trying to sound smart in your writing, but, unfortunately for you, it doesn’t work.

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