Indiana Digital Archives
- Record Series:
- Department of Correction Prison North 1858-1897
|Institution or Agency||Indiana State Prison North|
Due to overcrowded conditions at the State Prison in southern Indiana, a second state prison was established at Michigan City, Indiana, in 1858. It took prisoners from northern Indiana. In 1897 the new facility would become the sole State Prison when the Old Prison South was converted to a Reformatory for the younger male prisoners. Older prisoners from the southern prison were sent to the Michigan City facility, which necessitated a new numbering system for prisoners. Therefore patrons should check the State Prison 1897-1966 database as well if the prisoner was there after 1897. Patrons may write for a copy of an inmate's record from the microfilmed admission books and commitment papers at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit http://www.in.gov/icpr/3017.htm
The Indiana Digital Archives is the result of over two decades of indexing projects undertaken by Friends of the Indiana Archives volunteers. Some of the record series contained herein will offer all the information available. Other titles will serve as an index. Patrons may contact the Indiana State Archives to order additional material as described in the introductions. Visit us at www.in.gov/icpr and www.in.gov/digitalarchives for more information. Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you do not find what you need.