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Tag: Injustice

The Saga of Mona Wilson: Innocent Woman Serves Ten Years for Murder

Mona Wilson’s 1927 Mug Shot for the women’s prison in York, Nebraska   In 1927, thirty-one-year-old Mona Wilson lived with her husband of two years on her parents’ farm in rural Sheridan County, Nebraska. She was a loyal daughter who helped them on their rented farm and had little interest in the outside world. Mona […]

Mug Shot Monday! The George Tisdale Case, 1911-1925

The George Tisdale Case The case of George Tisdale, convicted in 1911 for second degree murder and sentenced to 10 to 15 years in federal prison, reveals a deplorable side to the prison justice system at that time. The story below  comes from the August 1926 edition of the publication, The O.E. Library Critic. The […]

The False Confession of a “Mercy Killer” Nurse

 Over-Zealous Newspapers Quick To Play Up Story 2 day Interrogation Leads to False Confession Police Tactics Criticized [Note: Versions of the following three stories appeared in 80 newspapers for the newspaper archive database I used in this case. That doesn’t mean that only 80 newspapers published this story, it only means of the newspapers the […]