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Title Info for : Department of Correction-Prison North 1897-1966
Department of Correction-Prison North 1897-1966
When the State Prison South was converted to a Reformatory, older prisoners were sent to the Northern prison. At this time all prisoners were assigned new numbers and mug shots were taken. Patrons should inquire about the availability of additional information, which will vary for each prisoner. In addition to the entries in the inmate record books, some sampled prisoner packets, warden packets, and a large collection of mug shots are available, particularly for the first nine thousand prisoners. Additionally, there is a Board of State Charities and Correction card index, and a commitment index, which may provide information regarding family members and the nature of the crime and sentence. Archives staff will check the index for patrons. For Life Prisoners, check the Indiana Life Prisoner database. Email us at
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