Riots, Rampages, and Escapes: Life in the Florence Territorial Prison

Take a trip through time at the Florence Community Library.  On Friday, March 7, at 5:30 pm, the library is hosting a presentation about some of the more colorful events that occurred at the Florence Territorial Prison.   Founded in 1908, this site replaced the Territorial Prison in Yuma.  It has played a major role in the history of both the town and the state, and continues to do so today. 

Join presenter Martin Hall in the library’s main floor as he discusses some of the riots, rampages, and escapes that have happened in the past as well as provide some details about the death house and executions that have occurred there.  Photographs and visual materials are included with the presentation, to help bring these tales to life.  

For more information about this event, please contact the Florence Community Library at (520) 868-8311. Seating is limited, so advance sign-up is strongly recommended.  

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