2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2021 11:35 AM by Virgil Kay

    Convict info past 1959


      Where may I locate information about TELLER, LOUIS EMERY -- 1239 , and his stay in this prison? I am researching both Mr. Teller and his girlfriend, Lora Lee Ritenour, both arrested for banks heists in 1955.I have newspaper articles that go up to 1959.

        • Re: Convict info past 1959.
          Rebecca Collier Guide

          Dear Mr. Kay,


          Thank you for contacting the History Hub!


          The information you seek may be contained in the Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) for the U.S. Penitentiary at Alcatraz, California. These records are in the custody of the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB). Please contact them via email at sanbruno.archives@nara.gov or call 650-238-3501.


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

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          • Re: Convict info past 1959.

            Since you posted your question, Mr. Teller passed away. If you tried to get his record from NARA but ran into a brick wall, it was likely because of restricted some access while he was living. The records are available now for sure. My colleague has copied some of Louis Teller's files. Feel free to reach out