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"Causes of Prison Uprising Complex" Wisconsin State Journal, July 25, 1976
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"Prison Disorders Few, Far Between" Wisconsin State Journal, July 22, 1976
"Prisoners Revolt at Waupun, 7-12 Aides are Held Hostage" The Capital Times, July 21, 1976
"Inmates: 'We Were Fed Up'" The Capital Times, July 22, 1976
The older buildings of the prison are on the National Register of Historic Places.
What were the reasons for the prisoners revolting?
How did the negotiators persuade the prisoners to end the takeover, release the hostages and return to their cells?
Have there been other prison revolts or riots in Wisconsin? If so, where and when.
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