ARMY & NAVY: G.I. Riot

From a building in the disciplinary area of Indiana's Ft. Benjamin Harrison last week rushed an irate mob of G.I. prisoners. They snatched up the whitewashed boulders lining the paths and flower beds and rushed the guards. Suddenly, th compound became a battlefield.

The prisoners were Army recalcitrants and out-&-out criminals: everything from AWOLs to arsonists, rapists and murderers. Some 2,700 are housed in the Ft. Harrison disciplinary barracks.

For several days the prisoners had been sourly discussing the case of Private Joseph McGee, who had been serving time for abusing nine lazy...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!