The physical collection consists of records of the Montana State Prison (1869-1974), the Board of Pardons (1890-1965), the Board of Prison Commissioners (1890-1962), and the United States Penitentiary, Montana Territory. This digital collection will ultimately comprise approximately ten thousand prisoner description sheets with mug shots. Post-1932 records may also include FBI arrest sheets.
Digitized on an Epson Expression 1640 XL flatbed scanner at 400 PPI, 24-bit color. TIFF master images were straightened and cropped in Photoshop CS3. Some images are adjusted for contrast. JPEG display images were generated by ContentDM 5.4.