Here are some photos of past wards at the Preston School of Industry along with the reasons for their incarceration.
WALTER TESCH-- Ward # 1379, accepted at the Preston School of Industry in 1910. Walter Tesch was convicted of burglarizing the home of Mrs. Ella Noble in 1909, and spent 2 years at Preston for this crime. When he was released, it didn't take long before he found himself in more hot water. He was later charged as an accomplice to several robberies with his friend, murder suspect- Henry La Frenz in 1912.
|Sac Daily Union 3/15/1895|
(Photos from the State Archives, San Quentin & Folsom Prison records)