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Kid Wallace was one of four prisoners who escaped on January 29, 1900 during Warden Hoyt's last term. The capture and lynching of his fellow escapee, Thomas Reynolds, were impacted by the passage of a law that abolished capital punishment in Colorado in 1897. The penitentiary record is the courtesy of the Colorado State Archives, and the photograph is from the Local History Center, Caņon City Public Library.


Prisoner #: 3855
When convicted: September 21, 1895
When received: September 21, 1895
Crime: Robbery
Sentence: Eight Years
County sent from: El Paso
Date of birth:
Age: 19
Height: 5'6"
Weight
Complexion: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of hair: Brown
Occupation: Farmer
Education:
Where born: Elkhart, Indiana
Name of parents: John and Ada Wallace, Fort Robinson, NE
Married or single: Single
Name of wife or husband and where living:
Reads: Yes
Writes: Yes
Temperate: Yes
Tobacco: Yes
Prison before: Yes
Discharged: Escaped January 22, 1900
Paroled:
Comments: Small scar near center back head; Scar and wart on right index finger; Small scar on 3rd finger right hand; Scar on 2nd finger left hand; Scar on muscle left upper arm; Vaccination mark left upper arm


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