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A.B. Treadwell and Phillip Searls, prisoners 6949 and 9065

A.B. Treadwell and Phillip Searls, prisoners 6949 and 9065
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 25, 1905
This photograph shows inmates A.B. Treadwell, prisoner #6949, and Phillip Searls, prisoner #9065. A.B. Treadwell was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on May 14, 1894 from Lyon County, Kansas for burglary, escaping prison and larceny. Phillip Searls was received at the penitentiary on October 6, 1899 from Oklahoma for larceny. Varient spelling of his names includes Phillip Searls.


Adolph Fontroy and William Gentry, prisoners 9303 and 9498, Kansas State Penitentiary

Adolph Fontroy and William Gentry, prisoners 9303 and 9498, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 25, 1901
Glass plate negative of Adolf Fontroy and William Gentry, prisoners 9303 and 9498, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


A hanging in Kansas

A hanging in Kansas
Creator: Topeka State Journal Company
Date: February 18, 1916
This newspaper article published in the Topeka State Journal illustrates the confusion surrounding the history of state death penalty laws in Kansas. The article concerns the possible execution, under federal law, of a convict at the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth. The article claims that should this execution proceed "Kansas will see its first legal hanging in its history as a state." The article concludes by saying "that there never has been a hanging under state law in Kansas." In fact, between 1862-1888 there were nine legal executions in Kansas under state law, three under military law, and two under federal law. The state repealed its capital punishment law in 1907.


Andrew Turner, prisoner 9325

Andrew Turner, prisoner 9325
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: Date Unknown
This photograph shows inmate, Andrew Turner, prisoner #9325, of the Kansas State Penitentiary.


Appeal for Pardon - Harry E. Monk

Appeal for Pardon - Harry E. Monk
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to an appeal for pardon for Harry E. Monk. The letter by Harry E. Monk explains that he is in jail in Leavenworth and needs to provide support for his wife and child. Monk is asking Governor Capper to reconsider his case which the Governor's office responds that they have no jurisdiction in jail sentences. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Arthur Church, prisoner 9349, and two unkown prisoners, 8188 and 9348, Kansas State Penitentiary

Arthur Church, prisoner 9349, and two unkown prisoners, 8188 and 9348, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 20, 1901
Glass plate negative of Arthur Church, prisoner 9349, and two unknown prisoners, 8188 and 9348, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


B. Johnson and Draper Davis, prisoners 8208 and 8865, Kansas State Penitentiary

B. Johnson and Draper Davis, prisoners 8208 and 8865, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 20, 1901
Glass plate negative of B. Johnson and Draper Davis, prisoners 8208 and 8865, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Baseball team at the Kansas Women's Industrial Farm, Lansing, Kansas

Baseball team at the Kansas Women's Industrial Farm, Lansing, Kansas
Date: 1936
This is a photograph of the women's baseball team at the Kansas Women's Industrial Farm in Lansing, Kansas. In 1916, this facility was established, and, for a year, it was a branch of the men's prison at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Leavenworth County. In 1917, it began operating as a separate, satellite unit. The Industrial Farm was under the supervision of the State Board of Administration before coming under the control of the Board of Penal Institutions, which was eventually reorganized as the Department of Corrections. It housed women who had committed crimes against the state. In 1980, the facility became co-correctional and the name was changed to the Kansas Correctional Institution at Lansing in 1983.


Benjamin F. McLean, prisoner 6104

Benjamin F. McLean, prisoner 6104
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: February 15, 1901
This photograph shows inmate, Benjamin F. McLean, prisoner #6104. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on February 24, 1892 from Shawnee County, Kansas for murder.


Bert Lockwood and Frank King, prisoners 8045 and 9469, Kansas State Penitentiary

Bert Lockwood and Frank King, prisoners 8045 and 9469, Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 25, 1901
Glass plate negative of Bert Lockwood and Frank King, prisoners 8045 and 9469, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Bert Williams and Frank Adams, prisoners 8406 and 8988, Kansas State Penitentiary

Bert Williams and Frank Adams, prisoners 8406 and 8988, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 25, 1901
Glass plate negatives of Bert Williams and Frank Adams, prisoners 8406 and 8988, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Bird Smith, prisoner 9634, Kansas State Penitentiary

Bird Smith, prisoner 9634, Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: January 16, 1901
A glass plate negative of Bird Smith, prisoner 9634, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry

Bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry
Date: 1859
Illustration showing soldiers bringing the prisoners out of the engine house at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia).


Bruno Lawrence, prisoner, 5909

Bruno Lawrence, prisoner, 5909
Date: March 19, 1917
This photographs shows inmate Bruno Lawrence, prisoner 5909. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on March 17, 1917 from Dickinson County, Kansas for murder.


C. H. Tracy and E. Owsley, prisoners 9248 and 9259, Kansas State Penitentiary

C. H. Tracy and E. Owsley, prisoners 9248 and 9259, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 20, 1901
Glass plate negative of C. H. Tracy and E. Owsley, prisoners 9248 and 9259, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Cail Gilken, prisoner 9642, Kansas State Penitentiary

Cail Gilken, prisoner 9642, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 25, 1901
Glass plate negative of Cail Gilken, prisoner 9642, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Capt. Cook brought out of jail

Capt. Cook brought out of jail
Date: 1859
An illustration of Captain John Cook, a John Brown follower, being brought out of jail and surrounded by soldiers.


Captured Cheyenne chiefs

Captured Cheyenne chiefs
Date: Unknown
This is an illustration of captured Cheyenne chiefs identified as (left to right) Fat Bear, Dull Knife, and Big Head. These men were held by Custer as hostages in exchange for the return of white prisoners. This drawing was copied from Following the Guidon. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia,  for trial

Carrying the prisoners from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial
Date: 1859
An illustration showing Harpers Ferry prisoners being carried from the armory to the railroad station, in route to Charlestown, Virginia, for trial.


Charles Bunzell and William Kee, prisoners 9082 and 9298, Kansas State Penitentiary

Charles Bunzell and William Kee, prisoners 9082 and 9298, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 20, 1901
Glass plate negative of Charles Bunzell and William Kee, prisoners 9082 and 9298, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Charles Carey and J. F. Berlstein, prisoners 7616 and 9407, Kansas State Penitentiary

Charles Carey and J. F. Berlstein, prisoners 7616 and 9407, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 20, 1901
Glass plate negative of Charles Carey and J. F. Berlstein, prisoners 7616 and 9407, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Charles Miller and A. Dix, prisoners 9005 and 8962, Kansas State Penitentiary

Charles Miller and A. Dix, prisoners 9005 and 8962, Kansas State Penitentiary
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections
Date: January 23, 1901
Glass plate negative of Charles Miller and A. Dix, prisoners 9005 and 8962, of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas.


Cheyenne and Arapaho prisoners

Cheyenne and Arapaho prisoners
Date: September 1905
This is a photograph of ten Cheyenne and Arapaho prisoners. They are identified as (back row left to right) Bear Bow, Packer, Washee, Little Bird, Little Chief, (front row left to right) Two Crows, Heap o' Birds, Little Chief, White Buffalo. The prisoners are posed in an outdoor setting on the steps of a building. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Cheyenne prisoners in Dodge City

Cheyenne prisoners in Dodge City
Date: April 30, 1879
This stereograph shows a group of Cheyenne prisoners seated on the Ford County courthouse steps in Dodge City, Kansas. These men had taken part in "the last Indian raid in Kansas," when around 350 Cheyenne, led by Dull Knife, had killed around 40 white settlers in western Kansas. These Indians were fleeing from their reservation in Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) and heading toward their former lands in the northern Great Plains (Kansas, Nebraska, etc.). Several of these Cheyenne men were apprehended and put on trial for murder. They were eventually acquitted of all charges. The individuals in the image are identified as follows: 1) Wakabish; 2) Maniton; 3) Old Cow; 4) Left Hand; 5) Wild Hog; 6) Old Man; 7) Muskekan; 8) George Reynolds; and 9) Franklin G. Adams.


Clarence White, prisoner 910

Clarence White, prisoner 910
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: November 24, 1903
This photograph shows inmate Clarence White, prisoner 910. He was received at the Kansas State Penitentiary on November 24, 1903 from Labette County, Kansas for breaking out of jail.


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