Mob bosses. Anarchists. Bootleggers. Thieves. They have all found a home at the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, regarded for many years as the ultimate high-security prison. Now their stories are told by the National Archives’ Jake Ersland in an exploration of Record Group 129, the inmate case files for the Leavenworth Penitentiary. Ersland will give an illustrated lecture on Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m., on the history of these valuable research files and the untold stories they contain, many with a Kansas City connection. This program will be held at the Kansas City Central Library, 14 West Tenth Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
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