Oregon State Board of Control Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot Penitentiary Correspondence

Box 53-56
2.5 cubic feet
Arrangement: Chronological by date of correspondence

Series documents communications between the Board of Control and the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Penitentiary Farm Annex. Records include correspondence, reports, photographs, and notes.

Series also includes over 400 photographs of Penitentiary buildings, inmates, farm property, and damage caused by a 1962 storm.

Topics include:
Farm plans (1936) 
Inmate labor (1964)
Prison policies, inmates, and capital punishment (1957-1967)
Western Interstate Corrections Compact (1958-1963)
Women's unit (1961-1966)

Separated records:
See the Photographs record series for photographs separated from this record series.

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