Wildlifers Of Alcatraz

Once a notorious prison for hardened criminals, Alcatraz now stands empty and in ruins. But amid the crumbling cellblocks and exercise yards, a new colony of 'lifers' have moved onto the island - seabirds have flocked to make this grim penitentiary their home.

Aubrey Manning finds out how these new jailbirds, some of them almost as cut-throat and ruthless as the former inmates, have made such a success of life on Alcatraz.

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Once a notorious prison for hardened criminals, Alcatraz now stands empty and in ruins. But amid the crumbling cellblocks and exercise yards, a new colony of 'lifers' have moved onto the island - seabirds have flocked to make this grim penitentiary their home.

Aubrey Manning finds out how these new jailbirds, some of them almost as cut-throat and ruthless as the former inmates, have made such a success of life on Alcatraz.