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Lizzie Cardish

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Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Corrections

Date: June 15, 1906

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Kansas State Penitentiary, Series II, inmate number 2039 and negative number 2901

Unit ID: 223379

Summary: A photograph of Lizzie Cardish, a United States civilian prisoner at Fort Leavenworth and housed at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas. Cardish, a Native American, was found guilty of arson on a government reservation in Wisconsin and sentenced to life in prison. At the time she was sentenced, Cardish was age 15. Her sentence was commuted six years later at age 21.

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Title (Main title): Lizzie Cardish


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