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Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the dining room. There is a utensil and plate at each seat, cups and bowls grouped at the head of the table, with a large serving utensil. Prin...

Date: 1961 

Description: Two Viet Cong prisoners seen through a window covered in barbed wire in a structure built of bamboo and grass.

Photograph

State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Interior view of the then recently completed cell block of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Read about the Home for Women, a reformatory for women aged 18 -31, and the State Prison for Women, which became the Taycheedah Correctional Institution.

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

State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a then recently completed cell block at the State Prison.

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Description: Letterhead of the Wisconsin State Prison, manufacturers of binder twine, with the profile of a badger standing on top of stacked rolls of binder twine; the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two views, one of a ferry and the other of a chain gang. The ferry operator poses with a man in his carrage on the ferry, with trees in the background. Th...

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the marching parade, with the band and men approaching the camera. The band leads the way. Brick buildings line the avenue, with trees behind t...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the front yard of the Wisconsin State Prison.

Historical Essay

Prisons in Wisconsin

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

Photograph

Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view across lawn of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854.

Date: 1937 

Description: This Wisconsin Conservation Department map shows the locations of state forests, national forests, county forests, state nurseries, Indian reservations, st...

Photograph

Walter Wanger

Date:  ca.

Description: Walter Wanger gets his hand stamped by a prison guard. He is wearing a suit and sunglasses and holds a binder.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the regiment, lined up in a courtyard. Men with firearms face the viewer, while other men stand to the right side. The band stands at the right...

Photograph

Prison Cemetery

Date: 1955 

Description: Cemetery surrounded by trees. There is a fence and field in the distance.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the south end of the dining room in the Wisconsin State Prison.

Photograph

Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: A couple walks outside the gates of the Waupun State Prison, built in 1854. The tower of the central building can be seen beyond the gates.

Historical Essay

Industrial School for Girls

Read about the Milwaukee Industrial School reform school, later the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls and Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon
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