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1. A Convict Looks Back at the 1954 Missouri Penitentiary Riots A Convict Looks Back at the 1954 Missouri Penitentiary Riots November/13/1977 Article about the 1954 riots at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri. Riot included killings, fires, destruction of over $10 million to state property and most of the prison. Also...

2. Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure 2007

3. Constitutional Crises Constitutional Crises July 22, 2006 Letter from a reader mentioning Rose Pastor Stokes. According to the letter-writer, Stokes was sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri State Penitentiary for publicly opposing World War I in a letter to...

4. Convict Nervous after Long Wait for Test Convict Nervous after Long Wait for Test May/30/1975 Photo and biographical article about J. W. Stidham, or Slick Stidham, a convict at the Missouri State Penitentiary petitioning the state for 20 years for a polygraph lie detecting test regarding his "life...

5. Crime and Criminals Crime and Criminals Information on Mattie Howard, a woman convicted of a murder in 1918, "known in Kansas City as 'queen of the underworld' and 'the girl with the agate eyes,'" born about 1897 and convicted about 1920 for...

6. Doing Time Doing Time April 2010 Article with pictures about the history of the former Missouri State penitentiary (MSP)--what a 1967 "Time" issue called "the bloodiest forty-seven acres in America." It opened in 1836 and was the first...

7. E. V. Nash E. V. Nash N.d. Head and shoulders portrait of E. V. Nash, identified as warden, Missouri State Penitentiary.

8. E. V. Nash E. V. Nash N.d. Head and shoulders portrait of E. V. Nash, warden at Missouri State Penitentiary.

9. Harold R. Swenson Harold R. Swenson October 15, 1965 Portrait of Harold R. Swenson, "recently appointed warden of teh Missouri State Penitentiary". Swensen spoke at the South Central Business Association on October 26, 1965.

10. Hearing on Stidham Conviction: Murder Confession 'Not Coerced' Hearing on Stidham Conviction: Murder Confession 'Not Coerced' June/4/1975 Notice about the opinion of a court hearing disclaiming the innocence of convicted murderer J. W. Stidham, or Slick Stidham, a 42-year-old inmate of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

11. In the Pen: The Oldest Prison West of the Mississippi Will Close Soon In the Pen: The Oldest Prison West of the Mississippi Will Close Soon February-March//2001 Photos and article about the history of the Jefferson City Correctional Center, formerly the Missouri State Penitentiary, opened in 1836 as "the first prison built west of the Mississippi River" and planned...

12. Inmate's Polygraph Test Reliable, Expert Testifies Inmate's Polygraph Test Reliable, Expert Testifies June/3/1975 Notice about the opinion of a polygraph expert supporting the innocence of convicted murderer J. W. Stidham, or Slick Stidham, a 42-year-old inmate of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

13. Inmates Testify on Prison's Grim E-Hall Inmates Testify on Prison's Grim E-Hall June/3/1975 Biographical article about 42-year-old J. W. Stidham, or Slick Stidham, "one of the leaders of the $10-million riot at the [Missouri State Penitentiary] prison in September 1954" and his "hearing to determine"...

14. Kate Richards O'Hare: The "First Lady" of American Socialism, 1901-1917 Kate Richards O'Hare: The "First Lady" of American Socialism, 1901-1917 Spring//1980 Biographical article about Kate O'Hare (1876-1948), a national leader in socialism and later feminism and prison reform, based in the Kansas City area. Native to Ottawa County, Kansas, and coming to Kansas...

15. Last Missouri State Penitentiary Escapee Found Dead in Washington Last Missouri State Penitentiary Escapee Found Dead in Washington February 9, 2014 Dennis (Slick) Lilly was the last inmate to successfully escape from Missouri State Penitentiary in 1982. Prison officials and investigators believe Lilly was able to escape by wearing a guard's uniform...

16. Missouri Prisons Competing with Russia Missouri Prisons Competing with Russia January/3/1914 Article with illustration about "the Missouri state penitentiary at Jefferson City--the largest in the country, having 2,350 inmates, comparing it with prisons in Russia because of its punishments amounting...

17. Missouri State Penitentiary Missouri State Penitentiary 1964 Unidentified men eating at luncheon in connection with a South Central Business Association visit to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri.

18. Missouri State Penitentiary Missouri State Penitentiary 1964 Unidentified men at luncheon held in conjunction with South Central Business Association visit to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri.

19. Missouri State Penitentiary Missouri State Penitentiary 1964 Unidentified men and women at luncheon held in conjunction with South Central Business Association visit to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri.

20. Missouri State Penitentiary Missouri State Penitentiary 1964 Unidentified men and women at luncheon held in conjunction with South Central Business Association visit to the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri.