1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 20, 2021 9:53 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Atlanta Penitentiary case files for 1940

    Dixon Sutherland Newbie

      I am searching for the case file of my late grandfather who was in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1940.

        • Re: Seeking Atlanta Penitentiary case files for 1940
          Lisha Penn Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Sutherland,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Index to Prisoners, 1902 - 1973  at the U.S. Penitentiary, Atlanta in the Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) that may include your grandfather. For more information about the index and other related records, please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) via email at atlanta.archives@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RE-AT. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!