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Fingerprints and physical description of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

Date: 
October 11th 1928

Prison record of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

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October 11th 1928

Trusty Prisoner's Agreement of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817, in which Akers signs a contract allowing special rights and responsibilities within the penitentiary. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

Date: 
January 2nd 1929

Correspondence from Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, to his wife, Bessie DeMayo, discussing personal and legal affairs, and mentioning Tony Ribaste, a member of a Kansas City organized crime family. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

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January 9th 1930

Transcript of a deposition of Leavenworth guard R. R. Treadway regarding Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, and Charles Grosscurth and their roles in the Muskegee Natural Gas Company. DeMayo represents himself and protests at the absence of his lawyer. Grosscurth conducts the cross examination. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

Date: 
June 23rd 1930

Document copied to a federal probation officer containing parole information for Frank Mulloy, Inmate #39293. The document includes Mulloy's background and family information, and describes how he and his co-defendants brought railroad lots of illegal liquor to wholesale in the Kansas City area. Mulloy was sentenced to one year and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Sentencing document for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
November 9th 1931

Fingerprints and physical description for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
November 9th 1931

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
November 9th 1931

Parole report for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which notes that Hawkins led a transient lifestyle and had association with people of bad character. His codefendent, Jack Morland, Inmate #39930, is named. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
January 11th 1932

Correspondence records for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which list to whom he sent and from whom he received mail during his sentence, including his wife, Opal Hawkins. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Mail authorization form for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, in which he grants the warden the right to open any mail he receives or to endorse checks on his behalf. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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May 25th 1933

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, including a dismissed prior charge of manslaughter. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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June 23rd 1933

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, including a dismissed prior charge of manslaughter and noting that he is wanted by the Superintendent of Supervision of Paroles in Springfield, Illinois. Documents also include the recommendations of the prison psychiatrist. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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May 16th 1932

Discharge form for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, dated June 19, 1933. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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June 19th 1933

Receipt for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, upon his discharge from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, recording the cash allowance he was given and transportation he was provided to Kansas City. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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June 19th 1933

Fingerprints for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The fingerprints were recorded by Poole's Morgue at 5049 Indiana Ave, Chicago. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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August 19th 1934

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The Chicago Police Department requests Hawkins' criminal record from the Leavenworth Penitentiary warden. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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August 22nd 1934

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. Record Clerk Carl Zarter provides the requested background information and criminal record of Lemuel Hawkins after his death. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Date: 
September 6th 1934

Mugshot, fingerprints, and physical description of Herbert Allen Farmer, Inmate #46084, which includes aliases, information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Farmer was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy.

Date: 
January 5th 1935

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