Jail Is Turned into “Fortress” by Machine-Gun Guard Cages (Dec, 1936)

Jail Is Turned into “Fortress” by Machine-Gun Guard Cages

Bulletproof cages, manned by guards armed with machine guns, rifles and tear gas, have been built in an Illinois jail to balk attempted escapes. ‘The cages are equipped with revolving seats from which the guards keep watch through five windows in each cage. The windows have gun ports commanding exits and jail cells.

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  1. Stannous says: December 6, 200610:01 pm

    The lack of effectiveness of these little fortresses can be shown by the large number of riots and escape attempts and successes that have taken place in the years since.

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