1954 Missouri State Penitentiary Riot

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Collection Name: RG133 Adjutant General's Office 1954 Riot Scrapbook

Description: View looking across the courtyard toward the southeast corner where three buildings meet. A group of inmates is gathered in a clump there. Image taken soon after the inmate riots and fires. Two of the buildings show significant fire damage. The building on the left is A Hall, which housed African-American prisoners at the time.

Photographer/Studio: Missouri State Highway Patrol

Coverage: United States – Missouri – Cole – Jefferson City

Date: September 23, 1954

Rights: Please contact the Missouri State Archives at [email protected] for information on reproduction and use.

Credit: Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives

Image Number: RG133_MSPRiot_23-21

Institution: Missouri State Archives


Owner: MissouriStateArchives
Source: Flickr Commons
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