Deputy Warden John Robinson

Deputy Warden John Robinson

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

End of Watch Sunday, March 8, 1908

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John Robinson

Deputy Warden John Robinson was stabbed to death during an escape attempt at the Montana State Prison.

He had escorted two prisoners to the wardens office to answer for some minor offence. As he closed the door both prisoners attacked both him and the warden with penknives. The warden was able to produce a pistol and shot both prisoners. Deputy Warden Robinson's jugular vein was severed and he bled to death at the scene. The warden, whose throat had been cut, was seriously injured.

Both prisoners recovered from their wounds and were convicted of Deputy Warden Robinson's murder. They were both hanged; one on June 15, 1908; the other on April 7, 1909.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed

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Your sacrifice for our Great State and your honorable duty will always be remembered.

Leroy Kirkegard, Warden
Montan State Prison

May 8, 2014

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