Letter from Thomas J. Strickler regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Strickler writes that, in his view, Higgins "has very definitely learned his lesson" and will make a "good citizen" upon his release.
National Archives at College Park, Maryland
Letter from James V. Bennett, Director of the Bureau of Prisons, to Robert Hudspeth, warden of the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295.
Letter from G. M. Burns, director of the Kansas City Safety Council, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Burns writes of Higgins' good work as director of the police department, particularly noting his achievements in greater traffic safety, increased training for officers, and reducing juvenile delinquency.
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.
U.S. Attorney's report on Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, which records Higgins' defense attorneys, summarizes the charges, and notes the sentence imposed.
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.
Letter from Floyd E. Jacobs regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Jacobs writes that he is concerned Higgins "received a heavier sentence than others who at least were equally guilty," believes he deserves credit for his service in the World War, and thinks his family is in great need of his support.
Letter from C. H. Waring, Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, to N. R. Timmons, parole officer, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295.
Letter from F. Spencer Johnson regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
FBI report on Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295, listing charges against him and sentence he received. 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.
Letter from attorney Alexander D. Saper regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.
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.