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Workhouse and Prison Records

Workhouse and Prison Records

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have one relative who died in the 1930 Ohio Pen Fire, and another who appears in the Columbus Workhouse in the 1910 Census. Does anyone have any solid contact information on where I can find out more about why they were incarcerated?

Re: Workhouse and Prison Records

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Records for the London Prison Farm 1908-1949, the Ohio Penitentiary 1829-1973, the Ohio Reformatory from 1896-1968 and the Ohio Reformatory for Women 1913-1942 are housed in the Ohio Historical Society's Archives/Library Research Services Department.

See http://www.ohiohistory.org/collections--archives/archives-li... for more information. If you want a quick reply, call them at 614-297-2510.

Bill
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