The prisoners that stayed at Alcatraz only had a few rights. They were food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Everything else had to be earned by good behavior. Some of the extra privileges were work, painting, visits from their family, music, and visits to the prison library.
If they were too bad their extra time would diminish. If they were too bad they would go to the Dungeon Hole. The Dungeon Hole was a hole in the ground that was just big enough for one person. The shortest time limit in this hole was two weeks, some times years. They would get fed three pieces of bread a day.
Their cells were made up of one metal cot, a sink, and a toilet. The rest of the cell was bars and a few walls. Some cells had a window. Inmates had their own cells. They did not have roommates because the guards were afraid that the prisoners would make a plan to break out.
The cells were lettered from A-D. A was the top story for the best behaved prisoners in the prison. B was under A it was for mediocre behaved prisoners. C was under B, and it was at ground level, and it was for bad prisoners. The worst prisoners were stuck in D.
Many prisoners said that Alcatraz had the best prison food.
It mostly consisted of bread, water, and one other piece of food.
The prisoners in Alcatraz were aloud to work if the had good behavior for a long period of time. Many of the jobs the prisoners had were things like factory work, wood work, and other types of jobs. Some times the prisoners were aloud visits from there family or they could listen to music.