1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 11, 2022 9:56 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking inmate files from Leavenworth federal prison

    Janna Mayfield Newbie

      Where can I find prisoners files in the 1930s from Leavenworth federal prison?

        • Re: Seeking inmate files from Leavenworth federal prison
          Lisha Penn Ranger

          Dear Ms. Mayfield,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Inmate Case Files, 7/3/1895 - 11/5/1957 of the U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth in the Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) that may include a file for the person for whom you seek. Most of these files have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) at kansascity.archives.gov and include the person’s full name in your request.


          Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-KC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.


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