U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth

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Miscellaneous Documents

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. 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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

List of relatives and requested correspondents for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #5596-L, which includes the names and mailing addresses of his mother, wife, daughters, and other friends and family. 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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

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. Recommendations include a note that Pendergast should receive close supervision to "avoid his becoming prey for institutional connivers." 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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Record of court commitment for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which records his offense, sentence, and his ultimate parole in 1941. 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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Conduct record and work report for Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which documents his lack of prison violations and work in the hospital x-ray department during his imprisonment. The report describes him as a "good" worker, with "trustworthy," "friendly," and "pleasant character. 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.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Prison record of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which includes sentencing dates and terms as well as work and cell assignments. 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.

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Correspondence

Letter from C. H. Waring, Chief Medical Officer of the United States Public Health Service, to Justin K. Fuller, Medical Director of the United States Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The letter summarizes Pendergast's health problems, including heart disease, and treatments. 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.

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Photographs

Mugshot of Anthony R. Gizzo, Inmate #20547. Gizzo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth on drug charges.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Prison record of Frank Ditsch, Inmate #52958, which includes sentencing dates and terms as well as work and cell assignments. Ditsch was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Partial admission summary for Weeden Henderson, Inmate #53425, discussing his poor vision and apparent intelligence, and making custodial and educational recommendations. Henderson was sentenced to one year and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Parole progress report for Frank P. Dixon, Inmate #53423, which includes a reference from his previous employer, an assessment of his mental and physical condition, and post-parole plans. Dixon was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Parole progress report for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which includes work history, physical and mental health assessments, correspondents, and intended parole plan. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

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