“The Rock” is officially golden. Thursday marked 50 years of tourists visiting Alcatraz Island, the notorious former maximum security federal prison-turned-national park.
NBC Bay Area got an insider’s vantage point from a Bay Area author who was raised on the island while her father worked at the prison.
“By and large, it was a wonderful place to grow up. It was what I called a low-crime neighborhood,” said Jolene Babyak of Oakland.
Bob Redell has the full story in the video above.
Source: NBC Bay Area