WG Distressed Hat with Vintage Alcatraz Patch

$49.00

1 in stock

100% cotton cap in faded black. Hand distressed with a vintage Alcatraz patch. Adjustable with a brass fitting closure. One size fits most.

1 in stock

Description

Each hat is handcrafted and customized with a distressed look. A vintage patch is then personally chosen by Sam Wyatt to be placed on each individual baseball cap. The final product is a one-of-a-kind hat that is made with the love and attention that only a handcrafted item can have.

A little history on Alcatraz …

While several well-known criminals, such as Al Capone, George “Machine-Gun” Kelly, Alvin Karpis (the first “Public Enemy #1”), and Arthur “Doc” Barker did time on Alcatraz, most of the 1,576 prisoners incarcerated there were not well-known gangsters, but prisoners who refused to conform to the rules and regulations at other Federal institutions, who were considered violent and dangerous, or who were considered escape risks. Alcatraz served as the prison system’s prison – if a man did not behave at another institution, he could be sent to Alcatraz, where the highly structured, monotonous daily routine was designed to teach an inmate to follow rules and regulations.

At Alcatraz, a prisoner had four rights: food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Everything else was a privilege that had to be earned. Some privileges a prisoner could earn included working, corresponding with and having visits from family members, access to the prison library, and recreational activities such as painting and music. Once prison officials felt a man no longer posed a threat and could follow the rules (usually after an average of 5 years on Alcatraz), he could then be transferred back to another Federal prison to finish his sentence and be released. – Company, O. V. (n.d.). Famous Inmates. Retrieved July 12, 2017, from http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/famous.htm

 

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions6 × 6 × 2 in

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