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Washtenaw County Jail, 1978

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15
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January
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1990
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Thanksgiving Dinner Is Prepared At The Washtenaw County Jail, November 1967

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 23, 1967
Caption
Jail may not be the most pleasant place to be on Thanksgiving but at least a touch of the holiday is reaching the 65 prisoners behind bars at 119 W. Ann St. today. Above, Mrs. Douglas J. Harvey, food supervisor at the jail, watches while a prisoner trusty cuts up chickens for the Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Washtenaw County Jail, November 1967

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 23, 1967
Caption
Jail may not be the most pleasant place to be on Thanksgiving but at least a touch of the holiday is reaching the 65 prisoners behind bars at 119 W. Ann St. today. Below, Mrs. Harvey serves the meal to two trusties who, like other prisoners, dined on chicken, potatoes, vegetables and cranberry sauce. Each inmate received more than half a chicken for his meal.
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AACHM Oral History: Paul Edwin Wasson

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Paul Edwin Wasson was born September 8, 1923, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After leaving school in the tenth grade, Mr. Wasson joined the United States Army at the beginning of World War II. In 1943, Mr. Wasson left the Army and came to Detroit. Arriving on the heels of the Detroit Riots, he decided to head west to Ypsilanti. Mr. Wasson marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s; worked at the University of Michigan Hospital for seventeen years, and is most proud of his children. He encourages all young people to get an education.

Behind The Bars For Being Ill

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 22, 1937
Caption
Behind The Bars For Being Ill - In jails throughout the Lower Peninsula of Michigan are many persons who are there not because they are guilty of crime, but because they have been stricken with mental disease. Although they have been legally committed to a state mental institution for the special hospital treatment and care their illness demands, they are kept in jail for indefinite periods because the hospitals are so overloaded they cannot be taken in. Meanwhile they are robbed of some of their chances for relief or recovery. More than 1,000 sick minds now wait outside the overcrowded hospitals to which they have been assigned. Not all are in jail, many being kept at home or allowed to roam about with possible latent danger to themselves or to others. Not all jails are so "pleasant" as the one pictured above, which is new and modern.