Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System&rsquot;s First Hundred Years 1848-1948

Excerpt from Escape Analysis, May and June 1928

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Escape Analysis, May and June 1928

BLUE RIDGE FARM                                                                     Page 5.

Number

Name

Date of Escape

Means of Escape

Date of Recapture.

 

58422

Juan Hurtado

5-14-1928

Pulling water furrows in field.
(Guard J.W. Crain discharged.)

5-14-28 dog sgt.

 

58658

Jose Villarel

5-15-1928

Laundry & Collar makers squad

5-15-28 Mgr.

 

55625

Jesse Redden

5-18-1928

Trusty. He was sent after a cow
on horseback.

5-28-28 officers

 

57265

Ramon Tibor

5-24-1928

Was passed out of the building as
a trusty, the guard, E.E. Wisbey,
failed to see that he was not a
trusty. (Guard discharged.)

 

 

56258

Herminio Garca Williams

5-24-1928

The squad was entering the building
when this man dodged behind a door
after the picket guard had counted
him. After the doors were locked,
the man slipped out and made his
escape. (Guard dropped from force.)

5-24-28 Guard Gaines

 

52569

Epigmenio Perito

5-30-1928

Guard Clyatt sent this man for a
bucket of water and he failed to
return. Garden Squad. (Guard dischgd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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55075

Anastacio Rodriguez

6-1-1928

He was in the building allday [sic] and was missed at 6:00 p.m. No holes were cut in the building. (This escape is still being investigated.)

 

 

57499

Joe Hernandez

6-5-1928

Shucking corn at barn. He slipped from
squad and rode one of the horses off
that were in the lot. (Guard G.D. Tay-
lor discharged.)

 

 

58411

Lopez Torres

6-5-1928

Trusty. Was kept in camp to look after
the dogs that were left. After it got
a little dark he rode one of the dog
sergeant’s horses off.

 

 

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Excerpt from escape analysis, May and June 1928. Records of the Texas Prison System, Texas Prison Board, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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