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Photograph

Chapel

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View of the chapel in 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.

Date: 1924 

Description: Poster for the film "The Flaming Crisis." A is man laying on a cot in a jail with his hand raised to protect himself. Standing near the cot is a ghost wear...

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...

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

State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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...

Map or Atlas

Forestry & Parks Map

Date: 1935-05 

Description: This Wisconsin Conservation Department map shows the locations of state forests, state nurseries, state parks, roadside parks, prison camps, and lookout to...

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...

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Waupun on the Rock River. There is an inset at top center of "Althouse, Wheeler & Co., Windmills and Pumps."

Date: 1968-03-26 

Description: Prison cooks prepare dinner for inmates.

Date:  

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...

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of the Waupun State Prison.

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

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...

Photograph

State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Photograph

State Prison

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Wisconsin State Prison.

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