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Old 04-14-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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I have a relative that was sentenced to life in prison in New Mexico in 1945. I have not been able to find a record of his death in prison or his release. Can anyone advise me on how I might find this information?

Thank you so much for your input!
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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cd.nm.gov

This is corrections department website where inmate search feature is located.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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I’ve tried that website under the “Offender Search” tab, but never get any results. Maybe I’ll try calling them.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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Try this at Family Search. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en..._Vital_Records

You will need an account if you don't have one. I don't get spam from them. I would search for his death record there.

You could also search on FindAGrave and see if he is in the system.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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I’ve tried that website under the “Offender Search” tab, but never get any results. Maybe I’ll try calling them.
I think that site is for current inmates only.

You can check here:
https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9171
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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I’m searching for my grandmother’s brother. There were 9 brothers and sisters that were a very close knit group their entire lives, with the exception of the oldest brother. He ran away and was never heard from again. I finally got a hint on him in Ancestry several years ago and have been able to put together a timeline of his actions up to a life sentence in prison in 1945, but the trail goes dead after that.

I didn’t have any luck with the above links, but thank you all so much for your input!!
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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New Mexico makes death certificates public record only 50 years after the death, so if he died after 1968, his death certificate will not be public and therefore you won't be able to find it online. Even if it is public, that doesn't necessarily mean it will be online. You likely will have to order it from the State Department of Health, if it's public or if you qualify: https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/bvrhs/vrp/death/
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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Default Thank You!

This is extremely helpful! Thank you!
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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I sure hope that your relative was not involved with the events described within, but in researching him, have you happened to read "The Hate Factory", about a deadly riot at that facility?
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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Yes, I came across that story while researching. It’s certainly feasible that he was there during that time. That’s one of the reasons I’m curious about the rest of his story.
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