Dear Ms. Murphy,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) has a copy of the Bureau of Prisons microfilm publication entitled "Index to Released Federal Prisoners, 1911-1974" that may have information about him if he was held in a federal prison. For more information, please contact RM-KC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The vast majority of prisoners are held in state prisons. We suggest that you also contact the Tennessee Department of Corrections Records Management via email at BI.email@example.com.
Additionally, you may wish to check online newspaper databases such as Chronicling America and local libraries for back issues of newspapers to look for news articles regarding his case.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!