Mississippi--State Penitentiary (Jackson)

Operating at the state level, the Mississippi State Penitentiary (also known as "the Walls") was opened on April 15, 1840 in Jackson on the site of the present-day capitol building. The facility was constructed from convict labor, a practice that continued within the prison when it opened in 1840.

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Letter from A. P. Miller to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn; March 19, 1870
Letter from A. Y. Harper to L. A. Lindsey; July 29, 1868
Letter from J. S. Morris to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 13, 1868
Letter from J. S. Morris to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 31, 1868
Letter from L. A. Philips to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 6, 1868
Letter from Lieutenant John R. Hynes to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 20, 1868
Letter from Lieutenant John Tyler to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 9, 1868
Letter from Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; June 26, 1868
Letter from R. P. Williams to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; July 13, 1868
Petition to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; May 21, 1868
Proclamation from Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; April 10, 1869
Deposition from George A. Smythe to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; September 7, 1868
Letter from F. Hansman; September 13, 1868
Letter from Frank Wharton to Thomas; September 23, 1868
Letter from George A. Smythe to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 14, 1868
Letter from Judge J. Watts to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; September 7, 1868
Letter from Judge John E. McNair to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 15, 1868
Letter from Lieutenant John R. Hynes to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 10, 1868
Letter from Lieutenant John R. Hynes to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 11, 1868
Letter from Mississippi High Court Judges Thomas Shackelford and E. Jeffords to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 21, 1868
Letter from Samuel Hughes to Judge Morris; August 17, 1868
Petition to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 5, 1868
Petition to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; September 16, 1868
Transcript from L. A. Lindsey to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; August 14, 1868
Letter from John A. Watson to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames; October 29, 1868