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|Record Creator:||Corrections, Department of|
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.
|Related 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.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Notes||Transcribed by Roger Easton, Olympia, Washington.
|Agency History:||The Washington State Department of Corrections was created in 1981 to establish a comprehensive system of corrections for convicted law violators within the state of Washington. The Department of Corrections manages all state–operated adult prisons and supervises adult offenders who live in the community.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Corrections Department, Washington State Penitentiary, Commitment Registers, 1887-1945, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|