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  • All fields: escape (and)
  • Subject: colorado state penitentiary.
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    • Colorado penitentiary break 1947 escapees John Klinger escaped convict died

    • A man performs an autopsy on John Klinger after his escape attempt from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He uses a hemostat and pliers to peel back the scalp and ear, revealing bloody brain matter. In the background a tank and hoses...
    • Autopsy--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Dead persons--Colorado--Canon City-- 1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17927
    • Rollie Rogers, Michael Bell, September 27, 1962

    • Michael John Bell, inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, and his attorney Rollie R. Rogers, wear suits and ties. Bell, with flattop and eyeglasses, murdered Denver Patrolman Carl B. Knobbe and was killed during an escape attempt...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Lawyers--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Bell, Michael John.; Rogers, Rollie R.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17722
    • Colorado Penitentiary break of 1947 Joe Colgan

    • Joe Colgan aims the hand-built shotgun used in the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He wears a jacket, plaid muffler, guard cap, spectacles, and has a cigarette in his mouth. Framed pictures and drapes are on the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Firearms--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colgan, Joseph.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17931
    • Colorado penitentiary escapees

    • R. L. Freeman (kidnapper) is escorted by guards after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. His hair is close cropped and partly shaved; his pants and shirt have stencilled numbers. The guards dressed...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17918
    • Richard F. Heilman

    • Heilman, recaptured after the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a rifle aimed at his blood spattered, half shaved head. His hand, wounded by gunshot, is wrapped in bloody rags; he sits holding it. The guard...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Heilman, Richard F.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17924
    • Colorado prison break 1947 Warden Best with James Sherbondy

    • Warden Roy Best closes the cell door on James Sherbondy, recaptured after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Sherbondy, James.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17920
    • Colorado prison break

    • Laying inside of a soft top truck after his 1947 escape and recapture from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, John Smalley is flanked by crouching men in winter coats. The interior dashboard has "Willy's" embossed in the center over gauges.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prison escapes--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Smalley, John.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17928
    • Colorado Penitentiary escapes

    • Uniformed guards at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, look and point at a hole in the ground with dirt around it. In the background, men stand in the doorway of a stone building topped by power poles.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17885
    • James Sherbondy killed Deputy Sheriff (O. W. Meyer) on Battle Mountain near Minturn

    • James Sherbondy, last of 12 captured after the 12/31/47 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, sits in a leather chair. A man in a sleeveless sweater holds a hand-made pistol used in the escape. Framed portraits and a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1940-1950.; Sherbondy, James.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • X-17919

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