'Alcatraz' cast (and a former inmate) on the show, mystery and comics

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"Alcatraz" premieres on Fox tonight (Jan. 16th) and we were lucky enough to take a ferry to the famous prison with a group of press to chat with the cast ... in the shower room, no less. With the creaks and groans of metal in the background, we talked to stars Sam Neill, Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia and Parminder Nagra about the mystery of the missing inmates and guards.After the chat, we ate dinner in the mess hall and screened the pilot in the famous cell block D, where prisoners were put into solitary confinement. We even chatted with an elderly former Alcatraz inmate who told us he'd spent 29 days in solitary and 5 days in the "hole" with no light and little food. When we asked him why, he told us, "I tried to break out of the prison and burn it down." Oh. Oh dear.The show takes place in modern time, but...



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