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These records include inmates numbered 1 through 20,668 registered at the Washington State Penitentiary from 1887 to 1945.
Information transcribed from these records includes inmates’ name, number, crime committed, place of conviction, year received, age, and nativity. Some inmates may appear more than once, due to aliases.
The Washington State Penitentiary is located in Walla Walla, Washington, and has been in operation since 1887.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed by Roger Easton, Olympia, Washington.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Corrections Department, Penitentiary Commitment Registers, 1887-1945, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Corrections Department, Penitentiary Commitment Registers, 1887-1945, Washington State Archives. Original records held at Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
Additional information may be found on selected inmates by requesting copies of the inmates’ files which are housed at the Washington State Archives. These files may include several types of information, including the father and mother’s birthplace, children, religion, military service, marital status, photographs, physical description, education, names of nearest relatives, and court records. For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.