The alphabetical name index that follows is a listing of the name of each inmate, their inmate number, and the volume number in which the complete inmate information was recorded.
During the period 1887 through 1939, over 9700 inmates were booked at the state reformatory in Buena Vista, Colorado. Each inmate was assigned a unique number during his stay at the reformatory. At the time of booking the following information was usually recorded:
Inmate number; names; alias; crime; county of conviction; court; date of sentence; date received at Colorado State Reformatory; nativity, name of parents and their address; age, weight, height, complexion; color of eyes and hair; size of hat and shoe; education background; occupation; religion, use of intoxicants, narcotics, tobacco and cigarettes; previous criminal record; inmates' story of plea; medical and special reports on inmate; conduct & grading record; date paroled and to where; and photo of inmate.
Inmate numbers 1 through 727 usually do no contain an inmate photo.
The prisoner record volumes consist of pages with the inmate
numbers in numeric order except for a few scattered entries. The
scattered entries have the volume page number given in
parentheses after the inmate's name. The prisoner record volumes
and the approximate year of booking follow:
Volume Number, Inmate Numbers, Dates
The complete inmate information may be obtained by contacting:
The Colorado State Archives
Room 13 - 20
1313 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone (303) 866-2358
"Biennial Reports of the State Board of Corrections and Warden of the Colorado State Reformatory," 1929 - 1930 - 1931.
Colorado State Archives, "Corrections Reformatory Prisoner's Records," 1887 - 1939, Volumes 1 through 21, Microfilm Roll No.'s 1 through 14.
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