Kansas State Penitentiary 1902
Kansas State Penitentiary
The Lansing Historical Museum houses a collection of glass plate negatives capturing inmate mugshots from the Kansas State Penitentiary. Our first batch of 16 inmate images are dated from March of 1902. At this time men and women were received and in-processed together, and therefore this collection of mugshots captures the images of both men and women. It was not until the formation of the Kansas State industrial Farm that women were in-processed and held separately.Did you know? In 1902 the most common criminal charges for men and women included Grand Larceny, Burglary, Manslaughter, and Forgery.