Dark Spaces: Montana's Historic Penitentiary at Deer Lodge, by Ellen Baumler [Prison]
By Ellen Baumler, with photos by J.M. Cooper. Softcover, 117 pages.
The penitentiary at Deer Lodge, established in 1870, was Montana Territory's first federal facility. In 1889 it became a state penal institution serving in that capacity until 1979. Historian Ellen Baumler tells the physical and human tale of the troubled institution; J.M. Cooper's detailed photos of the prison's interiors and exteriors combine with historic images to illustrate the stories of the people who lived and died within its walls.
Softcover, 117 pages.