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The sad tale of Bonny Benny Gilbert. He shot his baby down in Norfolk, 1908, and was sentenced to death by electrocution in 1909. Photograph of Benjamin Gilbert, 5th person executed at the Virginia Penitentiary, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs, Box 23, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Mug Shot Monday (Halloween Edition): Benjamin Gilbert

Photograph of William Bonner, No. 4743, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 54, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of William Bonner, No. 4743, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 54, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

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Mug Shot Monday: Sterilization Edition

Jimmie Strothers - We're Almost Down to the Shore - YouTube

James 'Jimmie' Strother, blind musician convicted of murdering his wife in prison, folklorist John A. Lomax visited, recorded and preserved Jimmie's music in Library o' Congress Archive o' Folk Song. pic State Prison Records Collection, Library of VA

Photograph of Moscow Savage, No. 7461, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 91, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Moscow Savage, No. 7461, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 91, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Benjamin Liverman, #18759, Escaped Inmate Card, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B.  Photographs, Box 43, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Mug Shot Monday: Benjamin Liverman, No.

Photograph of Theodore Gibson, #32872, 25 October 1934, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary

Photograph of Theodore Gibson, 25 October Records of the Virginia Penitentiary

Photograph of Richard Mills, No. 8439, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 110, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Richard Mills, No. 8439, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 110, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Hy Steele, No. 1679, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 46, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Mug Shot Monday: Sterilization Edition

Photograph of William Carter, No. 5830, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 63, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of William Carter, No. 5830, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 63, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Chris Hayes, No. 8895, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 119, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Chris Hayes, No. 8895, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 119, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Marshall Robinson, No. 6712, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 77, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Photograph of Marshall Robinson, No. 6712, Records of the Virginia Penitentiary, Series II. Prisoner Records, Subseries B. Photographs and Negatives, Box 77, Accession 41558, State Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Whoopi Goldberg, her daughter, her mother and her grandchild

Whoopi Goldberg, her mother Emma Johnson, her daughter Alexandrea Martin, and Alexandrea's baby. Emma Johnson, who died in had earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at NYU.

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