Ada Humes - time in prison The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, New Mexico) 13 May 1990, Sun Page 10
100 YEARS AGO From The New Mexican, May 13,1890: "Since last Wednesday, when Sam Griffin, ' No. 314, was released from the penitentiary, it has been whispered around that Griffin had reported that there had been something wrong at that institution. The Optic yesterday published the statement made by Griffin to a reporter, to the effect that two employees had been intimate with Ada Humes about the time of the death of Warden Abraham, further saying that this woman was the only female convict there at that time. "The New Mexican is informed that Comr. Ortiz had investigated the report in question and that this investigation showed that there was not the least foundation for the report. "The New Mexican reporter called at the penitentiary today and succeeded in getting an interview with Col. Wynkoop, the warden. Col. Wynkoop said that he knew nothing whatever of the trouble referred to, and as it is reported to have come up some time before his administration, he would rather not talk about it. In regard to the statement in The Optic, he said if was not correct as to the number of female convicts, as the prison records show that at that particular time there were three female convicts in the penitentiary, namely Ada Humes, Lola Garcia and Barbarita Ward."