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68,937 and Counting - Prologue - Summer 2010

68,937 and Counting - Prologue - Summer 2010

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Tim Rives and Steve Spence discuss how to search the Inmate Case files from the US Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, from prison mug shots, to rap sheets of some of America's most notorious criminals.

What's new in the past? You're about to find out with Prologue magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Archives.

For more on the stories in the National Archives visit: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue
Tim Rives and Steve Spence discuss how to search the Inmate Case files from the US Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, from prison mug shots, to rap sheets of some of America's most notorious criminals.

What's new in the past? You're about to find out with Prologue magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Archives.

For more on the stories in the National Archives visit: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue

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GENEALOGY NOTES
S im cs Flsfm  u.S. Py Lv, Kss
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ro    two-dd word. W t  orrd or dt o t  o tjt, t my o ovr mor ormto t ttv o rrr wt to kow.not vry my tor, or xm,  trtd u Jo’ mor t or  ov  d r. ad t kdt t o ? it   ro rord, wt tt m. got my dovr rd drtv wo o took rt trt  tr rrddy vod tm t o d my tr.u wt t jt  jtd, or tormto okd   ro    otty dro wo d mt  dd ry tovod jr otr.Tt’ t wr. hr’ t rom: to wo ro rord  tr o rr w rwrdd wt ormto oty vywr  o rt.
By Tim Rives and Steve Spence
Records o inmate 2443, John Morgan (let), and inmate3656, Charles Smith (right), are among the thousands o 
 
Leavenworth prison case fles held at the National Archivesat Kansas City.
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 nto arv t K cty od 68,937mt   rom t utd stt pttry—lvwort (K). cotd  Rord gro 129(Rord o t br o pro) t  rrty r dt rom 1895 to 1952. addto v-yr ok o rord r dd to  od vry w yr. br-r  rd   m tr or t dmtrtoo jt, t rord r w oy ot to row.s o t door  Jy 1895, lvwort  om to om o t mot mo d otoro drror  tory. T ror d Rort strod,ttr kow  t “brdm o atrz”; gor “Mg” Ky; or xorr Dr. Frdrk cook; or dr“b b” hywood; ox mo Jk  Joo; mr nky art;d ntv amr tvtlord ptr. lr kowr t t o tod o ordry m (d ot doz wom) rrtd orrod rom  w mot to w dd. Wt   mt  t  ot y o tm,t mo, t mo,t , or yor k  tor? T mt   dmort  orm.T domt  t  o t“brdm o atrz” w  ry t m ty  to od  t o Jo Do. (T d  tr “Jo Do,” m tootor or mrrd to v lvwort o trtr m.) ato tr r my mor vrto   ott, t “ty” mt   ry d t oow domt: mt otor,rord t, ro dt t, rrt, dvddy work rord, ot rord, y’ xmtoo ror, orrod o, ro orrod,trty ror’ rmt, d t o ort.
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 ao rrrd to  t m ot, t mt otortrd rot d d vw. i otor romt ry yr, mot jt r wr t,  wt tom o t dy. T rord rk w ord tor-oot mt gor Rv, wo rd  “ttv o ot o t rzy.”
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T domt d t mt’ m, , mtrtrto mr, oor or r, rm, t, , dtrvd, ort rvd rom, dt o t, dt t, mxmm trm dt, mmm trm dt, oodtm owd, oto, , dt o ro ty, dt dr dt. imt oto vrd odry.lk dt, ro  o rtr o ro. lv- wort   om to kr, dotor, wyr, om, , tor, wrtr, tt, tr ror, id, ot, wr dtor, K Kx Kdr, odr, joky, oxr, rr drvr, dowoy. Mor t 60 mt v tr oto 
Frank Grigware’s record sheet. Within a year o entering Leavenworth to serve a lie sentence, he escaped.
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“yr.” imt b Wo d e ek yd t mjor . imt Omr nwom d lmhwk o trrd  t nro l.T rord t o dr  mt’ dry voto. T voto r rom t tty (y, tk t ow ) to t ro (y, k yor mt).Mot rord t r  o r k “mok  ”or “o d rk,” rtvy md rto t o momto m  trm o ro d.pro otro  mt y   rrr tw tror d  rdom o to. T rt to mk o  mortt rt o wt d   r dvd.k wy omo’ rdom o o or to, d yo t tk wy tr toomo . i x orood vor, ro o rtr rt o t  to tror  rmt, y  t orm o tty rvd o o rrto: mok rtt, wtmov, rd ook, tk wt o-workr, d t k.pror wo tk t rv rd trt roordr  ty r rt tr toomy k r m.pro ot tort t. ad tt  wy yo w  tr  o my tty dry voto.
PerSonal daTa SheeT
T domt rovd ddto ormto o t
Martin roSS
Ross was convicted o assault in 1898. His stay at Leaven-worth was short. He was ound to be insane and was sentto the Government Hospital in Washington, D.C.
JoSePh S. Leach
Leach was the frst ederal prisoner sentenced to lie in prisonwhen he was convicted o murder in 1900. While intoxicated,he clubbed a man to death who had previously beaten him.Leach was pardoned by President Coolidge in 1927.
george carr
Carr was convicted o murder in 1902. He claimed hewas jumped by two men and killed one in sel-deense. Hewrote a letter asking or clemency and said, "It was God'swill and or my better that I was sent to prison." He wasreleased in 1908.
Convicted trainrobber Jack Shelton’s personaldata sheet includeshis Bertillonmeasurements, anearly identifcationsystem developedbeore thewidespread use o fngerprints.
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