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1. Stine and McClure Undertaking Company Building Profile Stine and McClure Undertaking Company Building Profile 2003

2. Beaham Mfg. Co., The Beaham Mfg. Co., The ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for The Beaham Mfg. Co. showing a man sitting in a prison cell, hands in chains, eating a piece of bread. A sign on wall says "Bill of Fare. Bread and Water." Front of card says: "Playing...

3. Welfare for Everybody Welfare for Everybody February//1948 Article about "the Kansas City welfare department--the oldest in age and one of the youngest in spirit in the United States--" and its general services for citizens. Discussion of neighborhood meetings,...

4. Gillis House Hotel Was a Prison in 1864 Gillis House Hotel Was a Prison in 1864 Winter//2000 Article about a Civil War experience of a soldier, George M. Noland of Kansas City, at the Gillis House Hotel in 1864 as a prisoner of war, sentenced to death.

5. Specter of Execution Prompts Grim Request to Retiree Specter of Execution Prompts Grim Request to Retiree March/4/1985 Article about executions carried out in the state of Missouri.

6. Kansas City, Godfather Kansas City, Godfather February/24/1912 Article about Kansas City's Board of Public Welfare, started in 1909 as "a Board of Pardons and Paroles" and becoming a model representative of the "Godfather System" of city government departments "to...

7. 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...

8. Civil War Prison Collapse In Kansas City Civil War Prison Collapse In Kansas City November/19/1911 Article about the collapse of a three-story building being used as a Civil War prison or guard house, killing four of the nine women prisoners inside, on August 13, 1863. Incident linked to the raid on...

9. Bread and Water Will Go Off Books Bread and Water Will Go Off Books December/22/1978 Article about the end of the policy of punishing inmates with bread and water diets.

10. Politics, Punishment, and Profit: Convict Labor in the Missouri State Penitentiary, 1875-1900 Politics, Punishment, and Profit: Convict Labor in the Missouri State Penitentiary, 1875-1900 Summer//1992 Article about the labor system at the Jefferson City state prison in the late 1800s, designed to be self-supporting through manufacturing work by the prisoners, with illustrations and photos.

11. New Ways to Save Men: The Board of Pardons and Paroles in Kansas City New Ways to Save Men: The Board of Pardons and Paroles in Kansas City March//1910 Article about the paroling and pardoning prisoners, not available in this library.

12. 68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas 68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas Summer 2010 Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...

13. A City Hall Wanted A City Hall Wanted September/8/1881 Article describing the county jail and the new police headquarters in the old courthouse.

14. Neighborhood Looks Past Jail's Closing Neighborhood Looks Past Jail's Closing May 13, 2009 Article discusses the closing of the Municipal Correctional Institution (MCI) and the impact on the Eastwood Hills Community. For the last 100 years, Eastwood Hills has been a "dumping ground" for Kansas...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. Civil War Mail Went through Hail of Shots Civil War Mail Went through Hail of Shots November/21/1967 Biographical article about Absalom Carlisle Grimes, or Absalom Grimes, a spy and escape artist nicknamed "mailman of the Confederate army." Description of his career, starting out as a steamboat pilot...

18. On the Road Again On the Road Again January//1993 Biographical article about Fred Braun, Jr., the founder of businesses in the Leavenworth, Kansas, and Kansas City areas (mainly manufacturing industry) hiring prison inmates and former convicts for both...

19. Prison Collapse During the Civil War Prison Collapse During the Civil War August/15/1863 Brief description about the collapse of the "large three-story building in the Metropolitan Block, McGee's Addition, owned by G. C. Bingham," killing four of the nine women prisoners inside the building...

20. Downtown Prison Collapse During the Civil War Downtown Prison Collapse During the Civil War August/18/1863 Brief description about the collapse of the "large three-story building in the Metropolitan Block, McGee's Addition, owned by G. C. Bingham," killing four of the nine women prisoners inside the building...