Penitentiary Photograph of Andy Bigger, #848

Penitentiary Photograph of Andy Bigger, #848

The Prisoner Record volumes consist of entries for both men and women with the inmate numbers in numeric order. The Prisoner Record volumes and the years of booking follow:

Inmate No.Date Span
1 – 26606/13/1871 – 10/3/1891
2661 – 385910/4/1891 – 9/25/1895
3860 – 55909/29/1895 – 11/28/1902
5591 – 1249311/28/1902 – 4/22/1924
12494 – 166194/22/1924 – 1/12/1932
16620 – 202781/13/1932 – 2/6/1938
20279 – 238302/16/1938 – 11/6/1945
23831 – 2536011/16/1945 – 12/22/1948
25361 – 2741912/22/1948 – 12/4/1952
27420 – 2921812/5/1952 – 10/20/1955
29219 – 3100610/21/1955 – 4/19/1958
31007 – 346304/19/1958 – 12/14/1962
34631 – 3716312/14/1962 – 11/11/1965
37163 – 3823011/11/1965 – 5/15/1967
38231 – 418015/18/1967 – 5/18/1973

The Prisoner Record normally includes the following information : name, date entered, crime, sentence, county, previous record, parole date, discharge date, age, nationality, occupation, weight, and height. Records for inmates #12494 through #12760 are missing but may be obtained from the Colorado State Archives Record of Convicts. On page 318 of Volume 2 of the Prisoner Record are listed prisoners transferred from the state hospital (designated as (SH) after their name) and from the Colorado State Reformatory in Buena Vista (designated as (BH) after their name).

The Record of Convicts volumes have the most complete information about the inmates and consist of entries for both men and women with the inmate numbers in numerical order. The Record of Convicts usually includes: name, when convicted, when received, crime, sentence, county sent from, age, height, complexion, color of eyes, color of hair, occupation, where born, names of parents and residence, marital status, name of wife or husband and where living, whether reads and writes, signature, scars and remarks.

The alphabetical name index which follows is a listing of the name of each inmate and their inmate number. The Prisoner Record and Record of Convicts may be obtained by contacting the Colorado State Archives. There is also a photographic record, commonly referred to as a “mug shot” available for most prisoners.