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Date: 1948-05-15 

Description: Floyd Parker, a federal prisoner, and one of two inmates of the Dane County Jail who started the cell block fire, was rescued by sheriff's officials and ci...

Date: 1918 

Description: Wallace Reid, wearing jodhpurs and a work shirt, stands in a sherrif's office with a ball and chain attached to his ankle. Behind him is a rolltop desk and...

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Description: Long shot of two wardens escorting a prisoner back to a cell on the set of the film "Riot in Cell Block 11." They are walking underneath two metal staircas...

Date: 1917-09 ca.

Description: South Carolina convicts building a road at Camp Wadsworth near Spartenberg in preparation for the camp's use as a National Guard training camp. The prisone...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: String band consisting of seven inmates at Waupun State Prison. Three seated men hold guitars, three others hold violins and one standing man holds a cello...

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Description: View of a chain gang from the front window of a car.

Photograph

Two Prisoners

Date: 1919-02-01 ca.

Description: Two prisoners sitting outdoors at their prison camp. Captioned: "Boche prisoners at Saint Hilaire."

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Description: Prisoners are seen fighting on the set of the film "Riot in Cell Block 11." They are fighting on the floor and on two metal staircases.

Date: 1915-03-08 

Description: View of a prisoner, who has a wooden leg, hauling "lighter" wood from the pine woods and Turpentine Orchard to camp with an ox-drawn wagon. Original captio...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A group of correctional inmates work in a trench, while a man with a firearm watches from above.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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Description: A fight scene from the film "Riot in Cell Block 11."

Photograph

Braden Freed!

Date: 1955-07-12 

Description: Carl Braden (center) leaves the LaGrange Prison with his wife Anne and his attorney Robert Zollinger. Braden was released after a Supreme Court decision ru...

Photograph

Cecil LaValla

Date: 1933-07-15 

Description: Portrait of Cecil LaValla, sitting in a chair at the county jail, suspect in the murder of Odin Tofsrud.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Elevated view of an African American prisoner hauling goods with a horse-drawn wagon. Original caption reads: "Baled alfalfa, bacon, flour and grain which...

Read about the Wisconsin State Prison at Waupun, which opened in 1851 and housed men and women prisoners.

Date: 1946-02-11 

Description: Prisoner photograph of Virgil Valorous Ishmael, inmate number 28858, a truck driver convicted of issuing worthless checks.

Date: 1940-02-09 

Description: Prison photograph of Lyle Tadder, inmate number 25409, a painter who was convicted of larceny of auto.

Date: 1945-03 

Description: United States Army nurse, Mary Harrington, teaches female internees in Saipan, gathered outdoors in the grass with Saipan women. Harrington is smiling and...

Photograph

Manacled Prisoner

Date: 1933-09-01 

Description: Chester Briggs, aka Chester Hawk or John Stanovich, was found by police in a boxcar at the Milwaukee Road switching tracks. He is seated in chair at the p...

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