Friday, April 22, 2016

John BATES released from Indiana State Prison in Michigan City (1861)

source: Second annual report of the Board of Control of the Northern Indiana State Prison for the year 1861 (Indianapolis: Berry R. Sulgrove, 1862).

John Bates was 18 years old on September 27, 1858 when he was sentenced in Hendricks County to a 3 year-term in Indiana State Prison for grand larceny. He was initially sent to the Indiana State Prison in Jeffersonville; in 1861, when a second state prison was opened in Michigan City, he was transferred there. He served all but 21 days of his sentence, being discharged from Michigan City on September 6, 1861.

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