U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth

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Mugshot of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

Fingerprints and physical description card of Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which includes information on sentencing and detailed physical descriptions and measurements.

Mugshot and prison record of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547, including biographical data as well as information about his conviction and sentencing. Gizzo was sentenced to two one-year terms, served concurrently, in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

Mugshots of Thomas J. Pendergast, Inmate #55295, contained in a folder noting his conditional release from prison on May 30, 1940. Pendergast, known for his powerful Kansas City political machine and ties to organized crime, was found guilty of income tax evasion in 1939 and sentenced to 15 months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Parole progress report for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which includes details about his physical and psychological health, plans for life after parole, details about family, work, and economic history, and other factors.

Parole progress report for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which includes details about his physical and psychological health, plans for life after parole, and listing his parole adviser as James Kemper.

Admission summary for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which records his family background, health and economic status, and makes custodial, educational, and work duty recommendations. The summary reports that he was involved in activities of a "questionable nature" with the Pendergast Machine.

Educational Department report for the United States Board of Parole for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The document indicates that Pendergast had no enrollments in educational activities or correspondence courses.

Mugshots of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55669-L. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Memorandum from the Leavenworth Penitentiary's record clerk regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, communicating the order from the U.S. District Court to turn Pendergast over to his probation officer upon his discharge from the penitentiary on May 30, 1940.

Fingerprints and physical description card of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which includes information on sentencing and detailed physical descriptions and measurements.

Admission summary for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which records his family background, health and economic status, and note he "is now confined as a patient in the Hospital" due to ongoing health issues.

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