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Heat takes its toll of hungry, sweltering prisoners in the sun-scorched yard of the Ontario reformatory at Guelph as five men can be seen collapsed on the ground in circles at right Open in full size

Heat takes its toll of hungry, sweltering prisoners in the sun-scorched yard of the Ontario reformatory at Guelph as five men can be seen collapsed on the ground in circles at right

Picture, 1952, English

Heat takes its toll of hungry, sweltering prisoners in the sun-scorched yard of the Ontario reformatory at Guelph as five men can be seen collapsed on the ground in circles at right

Picture, 1952, English

Caption:

Prison guards keep about 300 covered while inside the damaged building carpenters and plumbers set about repairing the place. Another riot nearly broke out last night as rumor spread that screams and groans issuing from inside the institution were coming from the ringleaders who had surrendered yesterday. As the leaders ran down corridor, thud of paddle could be heard as guards roared at men to "stand up," "get moving," and to "hurry it up." "It sounded like a herd of cows," a guard said.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Guelph-Reformatory-Riots-125b-GO-244

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-125-GO-244