14 Historical Shots Of Mobster Life In The 1920s

13. The Aftermath Of A Massive Prison Riot


In this photo, state highway policemen stand after a riot at Stateville Prison in Illinois in March 1931. Over 1,500 convicts were part of the uproar, destroying prison property and setting several buildings on fire. The New York Times estimated damages of up to $500,000.

Three inmates were shot and one was killed with a bullet to the abdomen.