Santa Fe Prison Guard Dead; Inmate Found Hanged in Cell

June 7th, 2011 Comments Off on Santa Fe Prison Guard Dead; Inmate Found Hanged in Cell

This article about former Waupun prison guard Harvey Winans and the prison riot in Santa Fe Prison was published in the New York Times in 1981. Ernesto Rodriguez notes:

“Roger Crist (a former Wisconsin Deputy Warden fired from Waupun) was hired to become the Corrections Director in the State of New Mexico. He recruited a sadistic Waupun guard, Harvey Winans, to be the warden in the New Mexico State Penitentiary at Santa Fe. Because of their stupidity, Winans’ office was fire bombed and it keyed the worst riot in history. Read, The Devil’s Butcher Shop by Roger Morris.”

Read the full article at NYTimes.com, and read about Harvey Winans and Ernesto Rodriguez’s experiences in Waupun Prison in chapters eleven and thirteen of In the Iron Cage.