I am hoping that someone might be able to help me find the correct places to look or persons to contact. I am trying to find out information about a jail escape from the Shelby County Jail on September 18, 1933. One of the men who escaped was my husband's Grandfather (Pratt Northcutt) whom he had never known. He spent most of his adult life in prison and even died in prison in 1960.
This is what I did find:
Columbiana, Alabama..... Sept. 18, 1933.
A young woman picked up 3 of 10 convicts escaping from the Shelby County Jail. They eluded police in her car. Sheriff KNOX WOOLEY learned that she waited in the shadows of the jail wall for the break. It is believed that the woman smuggled a pass key into the jail Sunday during a visit. 2 of the convicts were PRATT NORTHCUTT and ERNEST POWELL, long term residents at Kilby Prison. They were brought to testify in the circuit court that week.
I am mostly wanting to find out if the woman was ever identified and when and where they were found by the police. My husband's Mother never knew her Mother and very little about her Father (Pratt Northcutt) and we think that maybe the woman who helped in the escape was her Mother. My Mother-in-law was born in 1934, so we believe that this was her Mother and she bacame pregnant while Pratt was on the run from the Police.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just do not know where to look.
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