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Looking for a prisoner at Deer Island Prison in Boston during the 1920's and 1930's.

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David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: My grand-father spent time in the Deer Island Jail in Boston between 1928-1936. I believe twice and only a few months each. How do I get information related to this to narrow down the time he was interned there.


Answer: The Boston City Hall Archives has the records of Deer Island Prison for the time you are looking for.  They can be reached at: City of Boston Archives, 201 Rivermoor Street,

West Roxbury, MA 02132 - (617) 635-1195; Email:

Their website is:

Posted by David Lambert at 01/20/2012 04:51:30 PM | 

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