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Parole report for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which notes that Hawkins led a transient lifestyle and had association with people of bad character. His codefendent, Jack Morland, Inmate #39930, is named. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date Created
1932-01-11

Social history of Richard Galatas, Inmate #46085, describing his family and educational history, marital relationships, and economic background. Galatas was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date Created
1936-04-27

Special progress report for Glenn Barnard, Inmate #53424, which notes that Barnard was denied a trusty assignment due to age and being a Kansas City resident. Barnard 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.

Date Created
1938-12-14

Fingerprints and phyiscal description for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for income tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-05-29

Prison record of John Francis Hartnett, Inmate #53014, which includes sentencing dates and terms as well as work and cell assignments. Hartnett was sentenced to one year in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-05-11

Special progress report for Robert Emmet O'Malley, Inmate #55296, denies O'Malley's request to a new work assignment in the dairy. O'Malley was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date Created
1939-07-06

Preliminary social abstract for John J. Pryor, Inmate #56309, which records his family background, childhood, educational and economic status, and post-parole plans. Pryor was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth for tax evasion.

Date Created
1940-01-19

Parole progress report on Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, which includes a reference from his previous employer, assessments of his mental and physical conditions, and his work and family plans upon his parole. Strohm was sentenced to two years 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.

Date Created
1939-02-14

Bureau of Investigation parole report for John Luteran, Inmate #52956, which includes the names of his codefendants, details of his crime, and notes that he received a promotion in his city job in return for his election manipulation. Luteran was sentenced to three years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights.

Date Created
1937-03-19

Fingerprints and physical description for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Brenner was sentenced to one year and three months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-07-18

Correspondence and Relative sheet of Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which lists the names and mailing address of family and friends with whom Maher hoped to correspond during his sentence. 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.

Date Created
1938-07-20

Special progress report for Sam Brenner, Inmate #53427, noting that he was denied a trusty assignment due to being a Kansas City resident. Brenner was sentenced to one year and three months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-12-14

Record of court commitment for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which includes dates of his arrest, sentencing, and parole eligibility, and lists his wife as next of his emergency contact. 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.

Date Created
1939-07-18

List of authorized correspondents for Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426, which lists the names and addresses of his wife and adult children. Audley 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.

Date Created
1938-07-20

Mail authorization form for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, in which he grants the warden the right to open any mail he receives or to endorse checks on his behalf. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date Created
1933-05-25

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.

Date Created
1939-05-02

Admission summary for Louis Stacci, Inmate #46087, which includes information on his previous criminal record, medical and psychiatric reports, and social and educational histories. Stacci was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy related to the Union Station Massacre.

Date Created
1935-01-30

Memorandum written by Justin K. Fuller, Medical Director of the United States Bureau of Prisons, regarding a medical report on Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295. The memo discusses Pendergast's health, and notes that a "heart such as this is a very serious thing indeed," and that it is hard to predict how long he might live. 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.

Date Created
1939-06-01

Trusty Prisoner's Agreement of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817, in which Akers signs a contract allowing special rights and responsibilities within the penitentiary. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

Date Created
1929-01-02

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. 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.

Date Created
1940-08-06

FBI report for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which records his charges and sentences. 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.

Date Created
1939-11-09

Admission summary for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, which records his family background, health and economic status, and makes custodial, educational, and work duty recommendations. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-08-03

Letter from Kansas City, Kansas, postermaster A. H. Gillis regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Gillis writes that he has known Higgins since boyhood and that he will "make a comeback to citizenship" if paroled, and that his family has been "victims of untold suffering and humiliation" for his first offense. 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.

Date Created
1940-08-06

Mugshot for Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date Created
1938-07-18

Letter from Lewis J. Grout, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, to Isaac Sway, Chief Parole Officer at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, regarding Otto P. Higgins', Inmate #55996-L, release from the penitentiary and the requirement that he report to the probation officer in Kansas City upon his release. 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.

Date Created
1941-06-06

Partial admission summary of Frank Ditsch, Inmate #52958, which includes a neuropsychiatric report noting his intelligence and health, and makes custody and education recommendations for his sentence. 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.

Date Created
1938-05-12

Transcript of the parole hearing for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, before the Judge T. Webber Wilson. Wilson questions Higgins about his crime of income tax evasion, his work and personal history, and his plans for work should he be paroled. The transcript notes that the district attorney believes Higgins remains a "menace to society" and recommends against parole, but Judge Collet says Higgins should be "treated as anyone else who does not have a previous bad record." Wilson also notes highlights from other parole recommendations, surveys from former employees of the prisoner, and his institutional record while serving his sentence, before continuing the case to be considered by other members of the parole board. 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.

Date Created
1940-07-17

Admission committee recommendations for Frank P. Dixon, Inmate #53423, which include custodial and work recommendations, as well as advised medical and dental treatment. 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.

Date Created
1938-07-21

Record of interviews and visits for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, including dates of visits by his family members and attorneys between November 7, 1939, and June 2, 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.

Date Created
1939-11-07

Bureau of Investigation parole report for Frank P. Dixon, Inmate #53423, which includes a description of the charges and evidence against him, as well as listing his codefendants. 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.

Date Created
1938-02-09