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    • Jail/prison legend, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Amy Meadlo's transcribed interview of Cecil Vaughn about John Wayne Gacy's art production line. According to Vaughn, Gacy would have other prisoners fill in spaces on paint-by-munber pictures. Gacy only signed his name to the pictures and then sold...
    • Jail/prison legend, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Amy Meadlo's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about inmate murders in prisons. According to the source, one inmate killed another while they were working. The inmates didn't get along well, so one just killed the other and went on...
    • Jail/prison legend, Clay County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Tom Telgemeyer's transcribed interview of June Clevenger about a jail legend from Clay County, Indiana. According to Clevenger, the old jail in Clay County was made of logs, and when people got arrested on Saturday nights for drinking and fighting,...
    • Jail/prison legend, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a prison legend. According to Goldschmidt, there was a prison where the prisoners were going missing. Officials said they were escaping, but when the prison yard was dug up...
    • Jail/prison legend, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Amy Meadlo's transcribed interview of Harry Marsh about the "three strikes" it took to kill a man. According to Marsh, there was an inmate somewhere who had to be electrocuted three times before he was pronounced dead.
    • Jail/prison legend, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Amy Meadlo's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about a drug raid in prison. According to this source, inmates would use anything to get high on in prison. Once several inmates had to be rushed to a hospital because they were on jimson...
    • Debs, Jean Daniel 1895-01-14

    • Debs family; Debs, Jean Daniel; Debs, Marguerite Bettrich; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Prisons; Prisons -- West Virginia;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 01/14/1895. Tells Jean Daniel Debs that he and Marguerite Bettrich Debs are just as "defiant as the rest of us." Mentions that his imprisonment is "doing much to arouse the public conscience." Says that his quarters...
    • Brown, F 1925-12-20

    • Prisons; Henson, William;
    • Photocopy of letter to Theodore Debs on United States Penitentiary Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, 12/20/1925. Tells Theodore Debs that part of a package to William Henson has been delivered and what was not permissable is being handled as Theodore...
    • Brown, F 1926-01-11

    • Henson, William; Prisons;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 01/11/1926. Says that he is sending the packages back to Brown to send to Henson's wife. Remarks that the way the packages are handled at the prison the inmates rarely receive what is sent to them.
    • Snyder, J.E 1919-11-26

    • Prisons; Prisoners;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on THE WORLD letterhead, 11/26/1919. Writes that he has been in jail twice over the past 2 weeks for criminal syndicalism and sabotage. Says that he and the 6 others arrested at the same time will put up a good fight....
    • Townlun, A. C. 1921-12-11

    • Prisons; Pardon
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 12/11/1921. Writes that he received Eugene V. Debs' note and appreciated it very much. Says that he thinks and speaks of Eugene V. Debs often. Remarks that while in prison he is resting up and storing up energy for the...
    • Stewart, B 1921-03-24

    • Prisons; Pardon;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 03/24/1921. Writes that he saw in the "Jingo" press that Eugene V. Debs took a trip to Washington. Says that he imagines that the courts will want Eugene V. Debs to keep silent if he is released. Remarks that Eugene V....
    • Stewart, S.V 1914-07-13

    • Pardon; Prisons;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Executive Office, Helena, Montana letterhead, 07/13/1914. Says that he received Eugene V. Debs' letter regarding the case of Thomas J. Riley. Tells Eugene V. Debs that after looking into the matter that he does not think...
    • Stewart, S.V 1914-07-20

    • Pardon; Prisons;
    • Copy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 07/20/1914. Says that although he is disappointed by Stewart's response that he appreciated the fairness with which he dealt with the matter. Writes that he is not surprised that Thomas J. Riley has a vindictive...
    • Ross, Harold W. 1920-09-14

    • Socialism; Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1920; Prisons;
    • Telegram from Theodore Debs, 09/14/1920. Tells Ross that Eugene V. Debs is unable to comply with his request. Says that prison rules prevent him from writing the statement that he wants. Remarks that if Ross writes to Otto Branstetter that he...

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