So last year I took a trip to San Francisco and went to Alcatraz. When I took the tour I learned that the guards who worked in the prison lived on the other half of the island with their wives and children in homes in a little "neighborhood" that they had built/made. The children actually played outside on the island where America's most notorious prisoners were housed. The children took the ferry every morning across the bay to school and back and as they would fall asleep at night tucked in bed, drifting off, they were able to hear the prisoners when they were being rowdy at night. That was the most facinating part of the tour to me! That and the fact that after the tour, in the gift shop, they were selling a COOKBOOK that the wives had made with their treasured recipes!!! :) Not sure if they actually used these recipes for the prisoners though, the inmates did say that Alcatraz had the best food in all of the prison system.