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Date:  date unknown

Description: View of an Angolian prisoner with hands and feet bound in a wooden brace. Caption reads, "These methods were used to capture and hold the prisoners which w...

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster created by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), advocating support of prison rebellions, and the abolishment of alleged racist prison terror. Fe...

Date: 1940-07-08 

Description: Prisoner photograph of Wilfred Leigh Mills, inmate number 25714, an English truck driver convicted of larceny.

Date:  ca.

Description: Actor Neville Brand, on the left, and another actor in the center with a knife in his belt, talk with director Don Siegel, far right. They are on the set o...

Date: 1972-04 ca.

Description: Narrow poster advocating the release of Karl Armstrong, who was incarcerated for his involvement in the 1970 Sterling Hall bombing on the University of Wis...

Date: 1946-02-11 

Description: Prisoner William Joseph Hogan, inmate 28820, a truck driver convicted on two counts of assault with intent to rob.


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

Date: 1940-02-13 

Description: Prison photographs (two quarter-length, one full-length) of Joseph Young, inmate number 25417, a bookkeeper and switchboard operator.

Date: 1973-09-23 

Description: Poster for Karl Armstrong freedom party.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles


Description: Prisoners are seen walking past cells on the set of the film "Riot in Cell Block 11." There are two lines of men — one on the first floor and another on th...

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Vietnamese soldier interrogating a prisoner. The prisoner is describing a route of safe passage through the jungle and informing the 1st Vietnamese Marine...

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...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Elevated exterior view of buildings and grounds of the Wisconsin State Prison. Prisoners are in formation.

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis


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: 1946-02-15 

Description: Prisoner Gustave Pete Sharlow, inmate number 28827, an Indian tailor convicted of larceny.


Description: Neville Brand and Leo Gordon are seen hiding underneath some metal stairs on the set of the film "Riot in Cell Block 11."

Date: 1920 

Description: Bert Lytell poses in a prisoner's striped uniform in a publicity still for the silent film "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (Metro 1920). A dramatic shaft of light...


Viet Cong Prisoner

Date: 1965-11 

Description: Viet Cong prisoner seated with his legs bound and his hands on his head. He is encircled by barbed wire. Soldiers are behind him.

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