Secretary of State Criminal requisitions registers
Dates: i 1881-1949.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This register contains requisitions for extraditions which were formal requests issued by the governor of Utah to governors of other states for the return of fugitives accused of committing crimes in Utah. Requests for the extradition of fugitives originated at the local level, usually from county attorneys, district courts, justices of the peace, or police officials. They were often accompanied by court documents or correspondence. In response to the local level request, the governor's office issued the formal extradition document, a copy of which is recorded in this series. Information is recorded on standard forms. Each form specifies the crime committed, name of criminal, place where suspect might be found, and the name of the officer authorized to receive the fugitive.
Territorial executive papers from the Territorial Secretary, Series 241, contain territorial period requisitions received from the governors of other states and supporting documentation for both those received and those sent.
Executive record books from the Secretary of State, Series 242, contain requisitions, prior to 1881, which were recorded by the Secretary of State.
Criminal warrant register from the Territorial Secretary, Series 305, contains requisitions for the extradition of criminals sent by Utah officials to officials in other states.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Archival processing was completed in 1987 by Val Wilson with microfilming completed in 2005.
Indexes: An electronic index to the name of the individual and the book and page number is available.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.