Book Discussion on U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth

Kenneth LaMaster talked about his book, U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth, and his research for the book at the archives. Opened in 1895,… read more

Kenneth LaMaster talked about his book, U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth, and his research for the book at the archives. Opened in 1895, the U. S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, 25 miles north of Kansas City, Kansas, was the first institution of the federal prison system. The prison would become notorious for hosting famous offenders from across the country. Mr. LaMaster began his career in 1979 as a correctional specialist at the military barracks at Fort Leavenworth, later was a correctional officer at the federal prison, and in 2002 became the institution’s historian. Mr. LaMaster showed many photographs as he told stories about the people who worked their and were imprisoned there. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Oct 16, 2010
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Oct 17, 2010

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  • Oct 16, 2010 | 4:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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