I am a Criminal Genealogist, I have been doing research and genealogy for over 30 yrs. Armed with a Criminal Justice Degree and a passion to always know more.I started this blog because when I look into the eyes of the person in a mugshot I can feel them nagging at me to tell their stories. I feel something deep in my soul about each of them. Hopefully this blog will help them find their ancestor's, who can learn more of their story. I am not related to any of them, But someone is.
I have been doing genealogy for 30 years. My Great Aunt Ella introduced me to this fascinating adventure when I was a teenager and boy did I get hooked. She inspired me and taught me the importance of my roots and where I came from.
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!