Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pvt. Richard Lewis: Houston, TX 1917 Riot Camp Logan Series

Richard Lewis was born 21 Feb 1897 in Clifton, PA to David Lewis (1852-) and Sarah Watson (1860-).

Richard enlisted into 24th Inf Company I on 15 Apr 1917.

Inmate #12556 Leavenworth 
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life
Reduced to 30 years
reduced to 28 1/2 years

Richard Lewis was paroled 15 Jun 1927 but violated his parole and was sent back to finish his sentence on 14 Jan 1930, he was 44 years old, released again  24 Jul 1942. 
It was stated in his clemency papers he had homosexual tendencies, believing this was the cause of his troubles.

He was the youngest of 10 children.

I doubt that very much. Perhaps it was because he was thrown in prison and lost everything all because of his skin color!

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