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  • All fields: Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.
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    • James Sherbondy

    • Career criminal "Mad Dog" Sherbondy reads a newspaper in his prison cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. First convicted in 1937 of murdering a Sheriff, Sherbondy died in a shootout on the sidewalk in front of the Denver Post in...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Sherbondy, James.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1950
    • Cell house 3 - gas chamber on top

    • Cellhouse 3, at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, made of concrete has barred windows and a flat roof with wide eaves. Centered over the slightly projecting entry, the smaller third floor is topped by a vent pipe; it houses the gas...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1955
    • Aerial view of State Penitentiary

    • Buildings, walls and guard towers at the State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, are included in this aerial view. The City Ditch cuts through the wall by the West Gate, and goes underground by Cell Block #7. Structures have been...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Exterior of old kitchen

    • Stone and concrete buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have hipped gable roofs, vent stacks, factory windows, roll up sectional garage doors, rain gutters and downspouts. A pediment tops the entry; letters on it read "CSP...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1950
    • Cellhouse #1 built in 1951

    • Three-story, concrete buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have barred windows, downspouts, and electric lights topping the pediments. Men sit on the lawn in the corner by a wooden box, and a rough stone wall is in the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1951 and 1960?]
    • Old C block

    • Men look at the two-story, rusticated stone walls of the old "C" block at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The windows are boarded over and show smoke damage. A new, concrete cell block adjoins; it has barred windows, turban vents...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1950
    • D wing building of medium security unit 56

    • Aerial view of the medium security facility complex at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Buildings are surrounded by construction debris. A tilled field is across a dirt road, and a gambrel roofed barn is labelled: "Midway." Other...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1956 and 1960?]
    • Cell house #1

    • Three-stories of interior pipe railed metal balconies and barred cells converge into the glare of a factory window in Cellhouse 1 at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Skylights in the ceiling flank a catwalk. A porcelain tub, a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Prison tour

    • Men in suits and a uniformed prison guard stand outside of barred cells at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Metal balconies above them have pipe railings and serve more barred cells. Sun comes through the factory windows behind them...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1950-1960.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]

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