Convicts Fire Prison for Revenge

Convicts Fire Prison for Revenge

Prisoners in the tubercular section on the Wynne State Prison Farm attempted to dig a tunnel to be used as a means for escape. They were discovered. As an act of revenge, they stuffed newspapers into the walls of the building and set fire to the paper. Flames destroyed that building as well as four other structures.

No one was injured. The prisoners were herded together by guards as soon as the fire was discovered.

Seven previous attempts had been made during the past year to fire the tubercular prisoners’ building, but this is the first time that the efforts have been successful.

New Fire Signal for Ventnor City, N. J.—A new fire signal is being considered for Ventnor City, N. J.

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