Dear Ms. Rice,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
According to the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA), prisoner records are transferred from the Department of Correction to the Indiana State Archives ten years after the release or death of the offender. For more information, please contact the Indiana State Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, vital records, including death certificates, are available from the Indiana Department of Health.
You also may be able to locate accounts of his arrest in historical newspapers like those available online via the Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program or from the Library of Congress Chronicling America website.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
I put in Indiana prison records. The second choice down was more interesting than prison records.
Gives you mention of visitors, etc. I'd do this for any prison records in all states. Who keeps visitor records and History.
They want to keep it bec he/she could be back in the joint a second or third time, and they want a heads on the person.