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Saturday, May 12, 2018

John Burke 9 Months in Folsom Prison

John Burke was Inmate # 2912 for selling liquor to Indians, he received a 9 month sentenced. He was received on 7 Jul 1893 in Folsom Prison.

He was born about 1845 in Ireland.

John Burke Folsom Prison Record








John Burke's Arrest

He died Sep 1893 in the prison rock quarry, see newspaper clipping.


He has a FAG Memorial #167228916


This is a Convict Black Arrow used frequently in the 1800's. You can see this symbol on convicts clothing at McNeil Island and places in England.




No further information has been found on John Burke.



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