Retired Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary guard, George DeVincenzi served on “The Rock” from 1950 to 1958, departing just five years before the infamous island prison closed forever in 1963. Correspondent, Tom Wilmer met DeVincenzi at the fall 2015 Alcatraz Alumni Association reunion weekend. Fittingly, they sat down for a visit in the old prison hospital, directly across the corridor from where DeVincenzi long ago played checkers with the infamous Bird Man of Alcatraz. Come along and join San Francisco native, George DeVincenzi, as he recalls his life on The Rock.
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