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Jack Noble, a leader of the 1954 prison riot, sits in his cell inside A hall looking at his fish in his aquarium. When the unit became an honor dorm, the inmates were allowed to decorate as they wished.

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MSP’s A Hall housed the famous and the infamous

More than 700 inmates slept on the Missouri State Penitentiary lawn under blankets during a sleet storm in 1925 as the fire-damaged roof was repaired on A Hall.

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