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| custodian = Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge
This collection includes penitentiary records from 1866 to 1963. This collection includes a seven-volume index of prisoners and 36 volumes registering convicts admitted to the prison. The prison was opened in 1835. Although some early records of inmates were made, they are not complete.
 === Image Visibility ===  {{Image Visibility}}  ===To Browse This Collection===
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
The following information may be found in these records:
*Name of prisoner
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== How Do I Search the This Collection? ==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of the individual
# Select the '''Record'''
# Select the '''Record Type, Volume and Year Range''' to view the images.
{{HR Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [ Louisiana, State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
==What Do I Do Next?==
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Add any new information to your records
*Use the information found in the record to locate a death record
*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
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