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A short history of prison industries, 1852-2002

150 Years of Inmate Work Programs.

This pamphlet reviews the history of prison industries in Wisconsin, which began in 1852. Illustrated with 20 photographs and a map, it details the work done by prisoners at the Wisconsin State Prison in Waupun, the Wisconsin Home for Women (Taycheedah Correctional Institution), the Wisconsin State Reformatory in Green Bay, state prison farms, conservation and reforestation camps, and other correctional facilities.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Founding of Social Institutions
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Depression and Unemployment
Creator: Wisconsin. Dept. of Corrections.
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Dept. of Corrections, Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, 2003. From Wisconsin Historical Society Library, Official File, Wis COR.1/2:W 67/2003.
Citation: 150 Years of Inmate Work Programs: Corrections Then and Now: Special Report. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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