[nggallery id=231] The Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry was a psychiatric hospital located in the Byberry neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The name of the institution was changed several times during its history being variously named Philadelphia State Hospital, Byberry State Hospital, Byberry City Farms, and the Philadelphia Hospital for Mental Diseases. It was […]
Prison inmates watch TV. Birdwell House of Correction, Chicago, 1960.
Lawman Holds Gun on Escaped Prisoners Canon City Colorado . Photo is dated 1947.
Nashville TN – Death Row inmate who has lived in the shadow of death for two years, views the electric chair at the Tennessee State Prison after the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional, 6-29-1972.
Jackson Prison Inmates Wash Riot Away, 1952.
Execution chamber Stateville Correctional Center where John Wayne Gacy was executed. April 22, 1994.
Governer Warren & Folsom Prison Break, San Francisco Examiner, 1943.
Bridewell Prison Break, Knotted Sheets, 1964. Several inmates of the Cook County jail, also known as Bridewell Prison, escaped from the cells via knotted sheets and lowered themselves from an upper story window that wasn’t well sceured. Later, one of the escapees, Alex Greenberg, was shot outside a bar in Chicago. October 13, 1964 Offenders […]
Men watch Television while in US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 7, 1959.
Rope hanging over a wall at Cook County Prison that some inmates used to escape with, January of 1944. A getaway car was waiting for them.
Stateville Prison visitors filing into the visiting quarters, September 5, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois. Stateville Prison guard Aaron E. Carey checking visitors passes before allowing them through to the visiting room, September 5, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois. Lt. Perry R. Vaughn frisking a visitor before he is allowed to pass through the gate house in […]
Marquette Branch Prison, Marquette, MI.
CA State Prison at San Quentin CA. Photo dated Apr 9, 1930.
Indiana State Prison Guards On Strike. 1954
Cook County Prison Break Story Scenes.
George M. Saville alias Lord Ashburton alias H. Percy alias W.J. Hadley alias Charles Bertrand alias Big Griff was arrested in this city December 24th, 1878. He posed as an Englishman traveling for pleasure and uttered forged letters and checks on different Eastern Banks and also in Canada. Captain Lees arrested him in this city […]
BBC Louis Theroux’s “Mega Miami Jail” Louis Sebastian Theroux (pronounced /θəˈruː/; born 20 May 1970) is an English broadcaster best known for his Gonzo style journalism on the television series Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends and When Louis Met…. His career started off in journalism and bears influences of notable writers in his family such as […]