• Short Summary

    An item showing Holmsburg prison in the headlines after four hunger striking prisoners were roasted to death by radiators in their cell block. Philadelphia. America (USA).

  • Description

    Item title reads - Prison deaths stir U.S.

    North East Philadelphia, America (USA). (LNER).

    M/S of walls around Holmsburg prison. M/S looking up to security guard on top. M/S as prison van enters and doors are closed. M/S of cell block. M/S of interior showing radiators which roasted four hunger strikers to death. M/S of journalists stood outside. C/U of Assistant District Attorney Boyle. M/S of him with Coroner Hirsch (?).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    979.35
    Media URN:
    17883
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:09:00 / 01:31:50:00
    Canister:
    38/72

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