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Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854. Two men stand at the main entrance gate. Beyond the prison gates, the tower of the main building can b...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the structure's facade and side, with outbuildings in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a dress parade, with the men wearing military-like uniforms. They have lined up in orderly rows in a field house.

Learn about the tragic story of what happened when Ho-Chunk warrior Red Bird and three companions surrender themselves after killing settlers.

Date: 1923 

Description: Two police officers holding rifles escort two prisoners into a paddywagon. Lining the road is a long, perspective view of an outdoor prison. Red text impri...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Waupun Prison garden. Hill top view of garden with arched trellis and vines and men hoeing in garden; prison in background.

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...

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Clinto Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the cell block, with cells on the right and windows on the outer wall; a series of pipes also run along this wall. An arched door and window are...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Date:  date unknown

Description: African American prison inmates working on a road chain-gang in Florida or Georgia.

Date: 1893 ca.

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

Date: 1899 

Description: This 1899 map of Dodge County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, roads, railroads, post offices, cemeteri...

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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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the trade school machine shop, with a man standing by each machine. Light streams in from the windows on both sides of the shop. Printed in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An image of the electric chair. The image focuses upon the chair, with its plethora of straps. The wooden walls and concrete floor are visible around it....

Date: 1933-07-07 

Description: Portrait of Martha Finn, jail matron and wife of Sheriff Fred T. Finn, seated at a table, reading a newspaper. Her duties consist of cooking for all the ja...

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State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the guards' room in the Wisconsin State Prison.

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Chapel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the chapel in the Wisconsin State Prison.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the auditorium. Male inmates fill the seats, and a man sits on the stage facing them. Printed below in the image: "The Auditorium-New York State...

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