I am searching for the prison records of my great-aunt, Nettie (Wenzel) Ulrich/Ulrick who was sentenced to the Iowa State Womens Penitentiary in May/June 1928 for the homicide of her husband, Fred Ulrich. Term of confinement was 8 years. She was sentenced by a local court in Sioux City.
Similarly looking for the prison records of my aunt, Rosella (Desmond)Hart who was confined to the Womens Reformatory in Rockwell City, Iowa about 1936. I have no idea as to the reason for confinement or date of entry or release. I do know that she was in Sioux City, Iowa by 1940.
Letters to the existing prison facilities and authorities indicate that they have no idea where the records for this period might be in the case of either woman.
Data needed to complete our family history.
Does anyone have any idea where I should look next?