Otto P. Higgins Inmate File: Parole Hearing Transcript
Transcript of the parole hearing for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, before the Judge T. Webber Wilson. Wilson questions Higgins about his crime of income tax evasion, his work and personal history, and his plans for work should he be paroled. The transcript notes that the district attorney believes Higgins remains a "menace to society" and recommends against parole, but Judge Collet says Higgins should be "treated as anyone else who does not have a previous bad record." Wilson also notes highlights from other parole recommendations, surveys from former employees of the prisoner, and his institutional record while serving his sentence, before continuing the case to be considered by other members of the parole board. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.