[KINDLE] ☆ Oregon State Penitentiary | BY ✓ Diane L. Goeres-Gardner John Ritter

Oregon State Penitentiary By Diane L. Goeres-Gardner John Ritter,

  • Title: Oregon State Penitentiary
  • Author: Diane L. Goeres-Gardner John Ritter
  • ISBN: 9781467132213
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • As the only maximum security prison in the state, the Oregon State Penitentiary OSP has housed some of the most violent criminals on the West Coast, including brutal serial killers Charley Panzram in 1915 and Jerry Brudos in 1969 Sixty men have been executed inside OSP The prison was originally built in Portland in 1851 but moved to Salem 15 years later, after Oregon bAs the only maximum security prison in the state, the Oregon State Penitentiary OSP has housed some of the most violent criminals on the West Coast, including brutal serial killers Charley Panzram in 1915 and Jerry Brudos in 1969 Sixty men have been executed inside OSP The prison was originally built in Portland in 1851 but moved to Salem 15 years later, after Oregon became a state From that time forward, the Oregon State Penitentiary grew from 23 prisoners in 1866 to 1,912 by 1992 The penitentiary suffered several serious fires and riots On March 9, 1968, the most expensive riot ever experienced in the United States flared inside the walls, causing over 2.5 million in damages Numerous escapes plagued the prison until 1970, when security measures were tightened The most famous escape involved Harry Tracy and David Merrill in 1902.
    Oregon State Penitentiary As the only maximum security prison in the state the Oregon State Penitentiary OSP has housed some of the most violent criminals on the West Coast including brutal serial killers Charley Panzram in

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    1. An interesting look at the state s highest security prison, that was still the site of several major escapes A must if you are an Oregon history buff.

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