State v. James Madden

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. James Madden
Case Date: 
1883
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Failure to Perform Official Duties

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
21
Notes / Description: 

Indictment is for "escape." However, Madden is a jailer, not a prisoner. Indictment says he unlawfully released T. B. Morton, jailed for "forgery, larceny, and fraudulent breach of trust" - "voluntarily and corruptly of purpose by negligence and disregard of duty as turnkey in charge of said Jail, permitted the said T. B. Morton to escape from said jail and go at large."