Collection Description (from online finding aid): Charles Dickson was an amateur historian who spent many hours researching the history of this area. His collection contains microfilmed copies of his handwritten three-ring notebooks. Included within the notebooks are histories of the Mobile theater, Mobile sports, Mobile military, Mobile baseball, Mobile settlers, as well as retrospectives on wars throughout American history, studies of the colonial powers and Indians of Mobile, and a look back at the Reconstruction period.
I have a legal history question that has stumped me. I'm hopiing somone on the list can provde me with an answer. I am working with a set of grand jury indictment records from Jefferson County, Alabama from 1920-1932. Does anyone know if arrests of defendants have been made in every case brought before the grand jury? The criminal procedure books I read seem to suggest it, but it is never explicitly stated. Also, it seems like all felony charges go before the grand jury and some misdemeanors.