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Index to Life Prisoner's Statements: State Prison at Michigan City

In the early 1900’s the Board of State Charities conducted interviews with inmates at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana.  Each prisoner was given the opportunity to give his side of the story. The men often named family members and others involved in the crime for which they were sentenced, and discussed whether or not attempts had been made to secure a parole or pardon.

The statements sometimes include follow up notes indicating the prisoner had died or was pardoned by the Governor, or in at least two cases the President.

There are a few prisoners who do not have photographs in the album; however, the Indiana State Archives has a large collection of early mug shots available as well. There is a group of prisoners at the end of the photo album who do not have corresponding statements available.

Reproductions can be made of the individual photographs. Microfilm copies of the statements are also available.

NameDate of sentenceID No. Volume Page
Abbott, Louis1878/10/058161
Adams, Randall1895/02/193121164
Adams, William1899/04/2014901264
Alexander, Martin1894/03/091441148
Andrews, James1903/07/0626102166
Aszman, Edward C.1890/11/17511118
Baker, James1882/03/18131272
Baker, Lewis1901/01/2619382118
Benson, William1889/04/173661173
Blackwood, James1887/01/3122178
Blume, William1899/04/1814731261
Booker, Siemon1894/06/151511274
Boyd, William1900/04/2017322114
Bridgewater, William1898/02/1912741240
Brown, Claburn C.1892/06/1623362137
Brown, Cyrus1895/02/183181169
Burke, Jack1898/04/2311661224
Burton, James1897/11/2910381206
Caves, James1891/03/17691132
Clay, Fred1905/11/2533092250
Clements, Henry1902/03/312281274
Cline, John1898/07/2312721238
Constantus, Vassil1905/10/2832732244
Cook, William1905/03/1431102242
Coolman, Claude L.1903/10/0326412176
Corey, Thamer1898/10/2313161244
Coryell, Frank1898/01/2810921213
Cripe, Frank1884/01/2831792231
Darling, Clifford1904/12/0229962210
Davidson, Thomas1890/07/08531121
Derrigo, William1899/09/2915521280
Dickerson, Nelson1900/03/021682258
Donahue, Edward1905/02/2331072225
Drake, Ralph1894/10/051651150
Duncan, David1900/04/1717262110
Dunn, Charles1902/02/032238279
Ellis, Fred1898/04/2812171226
Esra, John1895/04/183551171
Eubanks, Henry B.1890/12/23541124
Fenninger, John1902/12/0124672159
Ferriter, John1897/10/129871204
Fitzgerald, William1899/01/2314171254
Fleming, John E.1889/07/02431109
Flora, John1899/11/1715961270
Flowers, William1877/09/196159
Freeman, Ernest1898/11/1513211246
Fritts, George1901/11/292192291
Fritts, Nelson1901/11/272191287
Futrell, Robert1901/03/1519872120
Gaynor, William1897/03/129041202
Gehrs, Herman1904/06/0428462201
Gibson, Harry1895/09/103671276
Ginn, Vincent1901/04/272039255
Gray, Charles1897/03/129031200
Gray, E. E.1899/05/2215001284
Green, William A.1887/11/1026181
Hampton, Charles1902/02/252254276
Harris, David O.1900/01/0216341282
Harrison, Jackson1889/03/28471112
Haxmon, Samuel1902/06/272084295
Haycock, Oliver1906/04/1634252261
Heilman, Frank1903/01/2424882150
Herbert, Joseph1902/11/0724282144
Hinshaw, William E.1895/11/053701178
Hobbs, Hiram1887/09/2127185
Hobbs, Thomas1887/02/1828189
Holland, Samuel1905/06/2031992234
Homair, Fred1898/07/0512391235
Hooper, Harry1904/01/0427292194
Howley, Martin1894/03/241811153
Hubbard, Charles1902/06/042325293
Hugis, Taylor1898/04/2512301233
Hull, Samuel1897/12/1810531208
Jackson, Virgil1899/03/2814721259
James, John1905/12/1233332252
Jaquith, Louis1901/06/212082284
Johnson, James E.1893/12/211161138
Johnson, Noah1898/01/2210851211
Johnston, James L.1901/11/292200299
Jones, Alfred1874/08/061891155
Joyce, James1906/05/1834472272
Julian, James A.1899/12/121604257
Kays, John1887/01/1829193
Kendricks, Isaac1882/08/0614167
Kenny, Charles1891/05/23751136
Kessler, Levi1886/02/20201167
Kettlehake, Fred1900/10/1218472112
Knapp, John1905/10/2332682236
Koerner, Andrew1884/11/2017173
Lane, Robert1898/04/0111561222
Lee, William H.1868/01/221153
Light, Ira1900/04/271739262
Lillard, Zachary1897/04/127941194
Lint, Philip1893/10/311191144
Love, Robert1898/12/1713501249
Mallady, William1900/12/2119052116
Mallory, Josephus1903/06/1125952162
Masterson, James1902/12/0824742155
Mauzy, John1905/11/0632832245
McClure, Thomas Jesse1903/11/3027182189
McDougal, Anthony1883/12/0816170
McGlatchling, Estelle 28742202
McIntosh, John1898/01/2810961217
Messenger, William1898/01/1010751209
Musser, Albert1898/12/2213651252
Neaphon, Patrick1902/02/1522582133
Nolting, Joseph1906/04/0434142257
Nulton, Wiley1903/11/0526992179
O'Neil, Daniel1904/11/0329752207
Osborne, Joseph1904/03/1427942199
Owens, Elias1897/01/248301196
Perry, William1896/12/315641192
Petilliot, John F.1890/12/20581127
Phillips, Lee1902/09/122391297
Pittser, Charles1902/04/212289270
Plew, Joseph W.1887/10/1832197
Pope, Penfield1904/09/2228992204
Porterfield, Horace1904/12/1030052215
Powers, Alonzo1895/12/102631160
Price, Samuel1893/12/141231145
Purcell, Frank1900/04/181738260
Rankin, Nathan1903/10/1426492169
Read, George B.1894/12/222121157
Richards, Frederick1885/03/0619175
Ritter, Henry1890/11/07601129
Roach, Joseph1905/05/0531642230
Robey, John1906/04/1634262264
Rogers, Charles L.1901/04/0820352127
Rubright, George1896/04/114131278
Rutter, James1900/02/2316872108
Ryan, Peter T.1888/06/05391102
Sanderson, Earnest1905/11/2033062247
Sauley, Elmer1887/10/2633199
Shepherd, Charles E.1902/06/272342268
Shields, Frank1896/09/214331186
Shultz, Victor1901/05/102053266
Siple, Frank1899/02/0414301256
Sloan, Isaac1895/11/292801162
Sluder, Jesse1906/04/0434162259
Smith, Claude1897/01/238531198
Smith, Henry1900/01/2416842106
Snow, Isaac1898/09/2012801242
Spaulding, Joseph1902/11/1324542147
Spencer, Edward1900/05/151740264
Spicher, David1905/01/1630522219
Sprong, Charles1905/05/0331542228
Strine, Ora1902/03/022259272
Stroud, George1903/11/2127122183
Suggs, George1906/02/1033632256
Taylor, Edward1896/02/044601188
Terry, Charles1903/12/0124712141
Thrawley, John W.1898/06/0912241229
Thurman, Frank1906/05/1434452270
Tracy, Thomas1904/10/1429492206
Trombly, Frank1905/02/0430862223
Tucker, Thomas1901/06/042071281
Turner, John1900/02/0116832104
Ulmer, John1896/05/114731190
Van Blaricon, Charles1904/12/2830272217
Vogus, James1880/10/2111165
Waggoner, William H.1899/11/1015931267
Waggoner, William H.1899/11/0915932101
Wall, Josiah1876/05/295156
Warner, Edgar1896/09/193901181
Welker, John M.1905/11/2533082248
While, Nelson1906/01/1933602254
White, Oliver1889/05/15501115
William, William1905/01/2330772221
Williams, Gus1888/04/07401105
Williams, Jonah1906/07/0934802278
Williams, Pack1903/01/2225012152
Williams, Robert1906/05/2634502276
Williams, Wesley1906/07/0934812280
Winn, Louis1901/08/1221092122