New exhibits opening in April will feature the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund, the 1952 Riot, Harold J. Tucker - A Corrections Officer at the State Prison of Southern Michigan, and more.
Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
In 1962, the production of braille materials for blind students and adults was started as a volunteer effort by a few prisoners from the State Prison of Southern Michigan. Since then it has grown into a nationwide non-profit and is a leader in the braille industry, known as the Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund (MBTF).
In April 1952, two maximum-security prisoners at the State Prison of Southern Michigan overpowered a corrections officer and succeeded in leading a riot which lasted 4 days.
Harold J. Tucker
A State Prison of Southern Michigan Corrections Officer, Tucker played a role in the negotiations of inmates and the administration during the April 1952 riot.