Source Information

Ancestry.com. Arizona, U.S., State Prison Records, 1875-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Prison Records. Arizona History and Archives Division, Phoenix, Arizona.

About Arizona, U.S., State Prison Records, 1875-1929

This collection includes a variety of records from Arizona state prisons, including convict registers, description records, lists of commutations, and prison diaries (conduct records). The description records often contain photographs of the prisoners.

Details will vary depending on the type of record, but can include the following:

  • name
  • age
  • nativity
  • race
  • religion
  • physical description
  • occupation
  • education
  • crime
  • sentence date and term
  • date arrived/received (at prison)
  • county received from
  • discharge date
  • prison number