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Stamphill escaped from OK prison 80 years ago
Career criminal Dale Stamphill and 21 other inmates escaped from the State Reformatory in Granite, Oklahoma after killing a guard on this day in 1935. He was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and robbery.While on the run, Stamphill...
Gardner enters San Quentin on this day
Future Alcatraz inmate Roy Gardner entered San Quentin on this day in 1911 to serve a 5-year sentence following his conviction for robbing Glindemann’s Jewelry Store in San Francisco. He was reportedly a model inmate during his...
Last Alcatraz warden was born a century ago
The fourth and final warden of Alcatraz during its time as an active prison Olin Blackwell was born on this day in 1915. "Blackie" as he was known, served as a captain and associate warden at Lewisburg before...
Abandoned dogs and broken men heal each other
“Dogs on the Inside” is a documentary by co-directors Brean Cunningham and Douglas Seirup that stars abandoned dogs and prisoners who train them. Viewers get to witness the metamorphosis of both the incarcerated men and the badly...
Inmate 666 arrived at Alcatraz 70 years ago
Veteran bank robber William Radkay was among 27 inmates who arrived at Alcatraz on this date in 1945. He was among the prisoners transferred from Atlanta while others on the chain came from Leavenworth and Lewisburg. Radkay was issued number...
Young Doc, Volney sentenced to life terms in 1922
Longtime friends and criminals Arthur "Doc" Barker and Volney Davis were sentenced to life in prison on this day in 1922 for the murder of hospital security guard James Sherrill in Tulsa, Oklahoma during a burglary.Both were...
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