Abstract

While stories of Idaho's Mormon polygamists' capture and trial are well known, the prison experiences of these men are not. Since prison overcrowding was a nineteenth-century problem too, they served their sentences in several states. Many kept diaries or journals, and from these personal accounts we can learn a good deal about their life in prison.

Original Publication Citation

Fred E. Woods and Merle W. Wells, "Inmates of Honor: Mormon Cohabs in Idaho Penitentiary, 1885-1890," Idaho Yesterdays 40, no. 3 (Fall 1996): 13-22. http://www.isu.edu/history/yesterday.shtml

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1996-09-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3055

Publisher

Idaho State Historical Society

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

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