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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Crime, Vice & Punishment, Jails

Historical Items

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Item 25809

Maine State Prison, Thomaston, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915-02-03 Location: Thomaston Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 26126

Maine State Prison yard, Thomaston, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Item 26479

Aroostook County Jail, Houlton, 1895

Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: 1895 Location: Houlton; Chicago Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.