Friday, August 12, 2011

Ivy Bluff Prison Break 1959

UPI News Press Wire Photo (8 December 1959): Ivy Bluff N.C: Prison guards, their shoes in one hand and weapons in the other, chase through the swamps and hills surrounding the Ivy Bluff prison camp and the town of Yanceyville (Caswell County, North Carolina) in an effort to round up the 20 hardened criminals who escaped from the maximum security prison early December 8, 1959. This is part of a collection of a former UPI employee.

1 comment:

  1. I remember when this happened. I woke up that morning and walked into our living room. My father had his shotgun out, ready to defend the house!