The following contains current and historical information for internal and external distribution.This information is based on FBI records and is updated by the Investigative Publicity and Public Affairs Unit, Office of Public Affairs.By 1864, these quarters grew insufficient for the number of women then confined, and the warden suggested building a new cellblock suitable for 50 female prisoners.
Convicts arrive at MSP: In May of 1842, the first female convict was sent to the Penitentiary. Louis County was given a two-year sentence for grand larceny.
Unfortunately, there was little provision for their incarceration.
A number of female federal prisoners were sent to MSP because there were no federal facilities for women at the time.
The killer has been referred to as the Gilgo Beach killer because of the location where the first bodies were found Also known as "The East Area Rapist"; killer and rapist who murdered ten people in Southern California from 1979 through 1986; also linked to more than 50 rapes in the Sacramento area from 1976 to 1979Since the early 1970s roughly 30 bodies have been extracted from the fields, mainly consisting of young girls. Convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell, 72 years old in November 2011, claimed in a letter to police in 1998 to have murdered 11 girls in Galveston County.
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