Escape To Alcatraz

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20050117

In 1969, a band of Native American Indians invaded the former prison island of Alcatraz - a daring occupation that lasted for 19 months.

During that time, the tiny island became the epicentre of a nationwide struggle for the rights of Native Americans.

Tanya Datta hears from the original occupiers - Sioux, Apache and Shoshone, among others - about how a notorious prison was transformed into a beacon of hope.