Monday, October 2, 2017

Idaho Penitentiary Hospital

Idaho Penitentiary Hospital circa 1912.
Source: John T. Richards (JTR) Collection.
I love this old photo postcard. It shows John W. Snook, Warden, and D.W. Ackley, Assistant Warden. Another gentlemen is identified as the "florist" but not named. May be a prison Trusty.

About all that remains of the hospital is the foundation. It was damaged/destroyed in the 1971 riots at before the old pen was closed down. Deputy Warden Ackley was a familiar figure during the 1907 Haywood trial. He was a Prison Guard at the time and one of Orchard's escorts to and from the Pen & Courthouse.

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