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Date: 1940-07-08 

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

Date: 1919 

Description: Bare-fisted Gallagher (played by William Desmond) stands in full Western costume (cowboy hat, plaid shirt, bandana neckerchief, charro chaps, leather wrist...

Photograph

John P. O'Connor

Date: 1958-07-16 

Description: Window-breaker John O'Connor, 18, with Detective Kennety Hartwich in court. He pleaded guilty to smashing $2,210 worth of front windows at 14 State Street...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Color lithograph poster for "Jesse James / The Missouri Outlaw" consisting of just the bust of the famous outlaw in full beard, with a red and white dotted...

Date: 1946-02-11 

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

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.

Photograph

Carl Frey

Date: 1931-02-04 

Description: Portrait of Carl Frey, 28, Stoughton. He confessed to the murder of Albion postmaster Frank Kelling.

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Jon (Mickey) Hayes, left, sits at a table during the first day of his double-murder trail for killing his father and another man. Shown with his attorney,...

Date: 1954-03-24 

Description: Elizabeth H. Pady leaves a hearing in Federal Court. She was accused of a bank holdup in Barron County.

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

Read a detailed history of prisons and other correctional facilities in Wisconsin. This article contains several links.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Actor Harry Benham points accusingly at a ruffian on the floor as two police officers subdue two criminals in a scene still from the Thanhouser serial "Zud...

Date: 1931-10-12 

Description: Gladys Heacock, escapee from Indiana State School for Girls, who pleaded guilty to stealing a State car, and another woman sit in the Dane County jail.

Photograph

Harlan Lunde

Date:  

Description: Mug shot of Harlan Lunde facing front.

Photograph

Alleged Burglar

Date: 1930-12-30 

Description: Myron Stephanson, accused burglar holds his head in his hands while seated under a notice titled, "Wanted for Bank Robbery" at the police station.

Date: 1960-09-20 

Description: Portrait of Circuit Judge Russell E. Hanson, presiding judge at the Jon (Mickey) Hayes double murder trial. Hayes is accused of shooting his father and ano...

Photograph

Sauk Slaying Trial

Date: 1962-02-08 

Description: Richard Nickl and William Welter appear in court after being accused of slaying Patrolman James Jantz, Baraboo and wounding Lake Delton Police Chief Eugene...

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: 1961-08-24 

Description: Captain Harry Wyatt, left, and Deputy Sheriff Mike Spencer bring prisoner Lawrence Nutley, of Chicago, to the Dane County jail in Madison. The prisoner was...

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: German film poster for the re-release of the American film. Blurry, silhouette image of a man wearing a cowboy hat with three bullet holes piercing his tor...

Date: 1957-11-17 

Description: Ed Gein and a police officer wait at the counter at the State Crime Lab.

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