Quite often rogues seem inherently more interesting than the staid and worthy. Perhaps that is why I've spent more time than I should in researching a long-dead ne'er-do-well great uncle. During that genealogical quest I came across the California Prison and Correctional Records, 1851-1950 and indeed I did find my uncle in those records.
However, I got side-tracked when I saw the name James Bond who was incarcerated for committing an "Infamous Crime Against Nature" on the Register and Descriptive List of Convicts Under Sentence of Imprisonment at the State Prison at Folsom. Even though he was no kin of mine I had to pursue his story.