History Stories
I Went With Johnny Cash to Folsom Prison
January 12, 2018

Fifty years later, one of the only reporters allowed inside recalls the iconic concert. Read More

Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men
November 20, 2017

They resisted government attacks to take their children—and paid the price. Read More

Escape From Alcatraz: June 11, 1962
October 9, 2015

On a June night in 1962, three inmates of the federal prison on Alcatraz Island escaped from their cells and (presumably) into San Francisco Bay, never to be seen again. Read More

Remembering “The Great Escape,” 70 Years Ago
March 25, 2014

Ceremonies are marking the 70th anniversary of “The Great Escape” of 76 Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Read More

Andersonville, 150 Years Ago
February 27, 2014

On the 150th anniversary of the death of Andersonville’s first prisoner of war, look back at the notorious Confederate prison camp. Read More

WWII POW’s Lost Ring Recovered After 68 Years
August 26, 2013

In early 1945, U.S. 2nd Lt. David C. Cox traded his gold signet ring to a fellow POW in Germany; now, after 68 years, it has been returned to his family. Read More

Civil War Artifacts Unearthed from Former Confederate Prison
August 29, 2010

In what archaeologists are calling the most important Civil War find in decades, rare artifacts have emerged from a former Confederate prison site in Georgia. Read More