Lawmen beat the bushes for fugitive inmates

In the second mass escape in two weeks from the same Texas prison farm, eight more convicts bolted from infamous Eastham on July 8, 1937. This was how the Associated Press reported the manhunt for the first bunch on June 23: “Nineteen ‘hard-boiled’ convicts who fled to freedom from Eastham prison farm sought to keep out of the reach of an army of men and bloodhounds searching for them in the…

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