Tuesday, November 4, 2014
9-year-old Norman Ernest McCLOUD guilty of Petit Larceny (1921)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 70 (November 1920 - October 1921), in January 1921 9-year-old Norman Ernest McCLOUD was found guilty of petit larceny (case #5257). His sentence was suspended but because of "not good" behavior, he was put in the custody of the Board of Children's Guardians of Hendricks County. The Board told the court they were unable to place him in an institution "where he can be properly educated and disciplined," so the court had him committed to White's Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana until he turned 21.