Alcatraz Island - a first-time visit to San Francisco is not complete without a trip out to Alcatraz. GO ON THE NIGHT TOUR. It's the best for the full effect and the view of the city on the way back is absolutely unparalleled.
Alcatraz Dining Hall prisoners - At the end of each 20 minute meal, the forks, spoons and knives were laid out on the table and carefully counted to ensure that nothing had been taken as a potential weapon. Prisoners were forbidden from talking while eating, although many would do so discreetly.