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The Lookout: 1910

The Lookout: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "House of Correction." With everyone in place for the big jailbreak. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Everyone in place, indeed

Meanwhile, in the background, a moonlight tower stands ready to give just enough light for a nighttime escape.

Famous Residents?

Belle Starr of Wild West fame spent 8 months as a model prisoner, and David Udall - grandfather to Mo Udall - chilled his heels in DeHoCo for perjury. Seems he fibbed on a land deal for Mitt Romney's great-grandfather. Mr. Udall was able to post bail thanks to Barry Goldwater's grandpa.

Yup, Mitt, Mo and Barry each ran for President and their ancestors were pals.

All the best scandals start in DeHoCo.

House of Correction

Known to Detroiters as DeHoCo. This appears to be the original location on Russell Street near Winder. The jail sat on what would now be known as Sheds 4 and 5 in the Eastern Market.

The Plan

Mugsy, that nosy screw on the ramparts is going to get it when we make our break!

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