Penitentiary Records

Archival photo of an aerial view of a penitentiary

Read a Short History of the Colorado State Penitentiary

Prisoners – Records pertaining to individual State Penitentiary inmates. Records are organized by inmate number. Use Archives Search in order to find the inmate number for the person you are researching.

  • Prisoner Index
  • Card File of Paroles and Discharges 1899-1930
  • Parole Record 1899-1951
  • Prison Register 1902-1963
  • Register of Pardons 1893-1910
  • Record of Convicts 1871-1973 (View an example of Record of Convicts)
  • Movement of Paroled Prisoners 1924-1947
  • Mug Shots

The Penitentiary – Records pertaining to the history and management of the State Penitentiary

  • Annual/Biennial Reports 1878-1946
  • Edward Grout/Earle Meyer Collection 1871-1975
  • Papers of Thomas J. Tynan, Warden 1911-1915
  • Scrapbooks 1898-1912
  • Statistics of Homicidal Crimes 1869-1897
  • Handbooks, Rules and Regulations, Manuals
  • Reports, Studies, Investigations
  • Other Publications Including Magazines, Newsletters, Inmate Publications

Quick Cross-Reference for Inmate Number / Date

Inmate Number Date
1871
2661  1891
3860  1895
5591  1902
12494  1924
16620 1932
20279  1938
23831  1945
25361 1948 
27420  1952 
29219  1955 
31007  1958 
34631 1962 
37164  1965 
38231  1967