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[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0616]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A former head of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Arnold Pontesso, told a criminal justice seminar today, "if all criminals were to go to jail, we wouldn't have enough people left in the legislature to run the state."
Date: June 26, 1970
Creator: Wilson, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0617]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "With some blunt parting shots at state legislators, Arnold E. Pontesso, resigned Thursday as director of the State Department of Corrections after a bitter hassle over proposed pre-release centers for convicts in Oklahoma City and Tulsa."
Date: June 18, 1970
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0613]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A.E. Pontesso, 53, warden of El Reno federal reformatory, was chosen as director of Oklahoma's new department of corrections board."
Date: September 4, 1966
Creator: Curtis
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0618]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "FIRST DAY on the job called for staff briefings Monday in the office of Arnold E. Pontesso, director of the newly-created State Department of Corrections."
Date: October 2, 1967
Creator: Brown, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0612]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The abandoned Job Corps center here is being eyed by the state as a detention center for first offenders, officials have confirmed."
Date: November 1, 1967
Creator: Wood, Tony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1026.0615]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Oklahoma penal problems occupy three men vitally concerned, from left, A. E. Pontesso, first state corrections director; Jim Kester, of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and Irvine Ungerman, Tulsa, corrections board chairman."
Date: August 30, 1973
Creator: Artman, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society