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Women of the Arizona State Prison

December 14, 2016

Winnie Ruth Judd, Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido, and Eva Wilbur Cruz all shared one thing in common. They were all incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence.  These women were players in both the sensational stories that made national headlines and local stories that made Arizona history. Who were these women and how did they end up in the Florence prison? How did their stories impact Arizona? Through the use of photographs, prison records and newspaper articles, their particular stories are told against the background of women in the Arizona prison system in general, covering the transition from the Yuma Territorial prison to Florence to the women on death row currently.

Christine Reid is intrigued by Arizona’s diverse and rich western heritage as a writer and researcher at the Pinal County Historical Society and Community Scholar for the ASU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She continues that deep interest while serving on many of the town of Florence’s heritage projects and agencies. Committed to sharing history in a lively manner, she presents the sometimes hidden or forgotten aspects of Arizona’s characters and history.

Funded project of Arizona Humanities.  Arizona Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Contact: Pima County Public Library – Woods Memorial Library Phone: (520) 594-5445 Website: http://www.library.pima.gov
Pima County Public Library – Woods Memorial Library
3455 N 1st Avenue
Tucson , AZ 85719
United States
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