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London Prison Farm boxing match
Description: Two inmates identified as Bebic (left) and Johnson (right) engaged in a boxing match at the London Prison Farm in London, Ohio, ca. 1949 - 1955. A note written on the back of the photograph indicates that Johnson won the match. Sports were an important part of the educational and recreational program at the London Prison Farm and their athletic teams were successful. Construction of the London Prison Farm began in the early 1920s. At that time, the institution was a branch unit of the Ohio Penitentiary. With completion in 1925 of its main building, the London Prison Farm was established as a separate correctional institution. It is now known as the London Correctional Institution. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04480
Subjects: Sports; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Prisoners; Prisons--Ohio
Places: London (Ohio); Madison County (Ohio)