Psychiatric Summary
for Clarence Carnes
(aka "The Choctaw Kid")
July 28, 1945

Received at Leavenworth April 1945, to serve 99 years for KIDNAPPING, DYER ACT etc. Transferred to Alcatraz July 8, 1945
PRENATAL: Parents living and well but seperted.
NATAL: Born in Oklahoma January 14, 1927. Normal birth.
PRESCHOOL: He was the 1st born of five children. Raised by parents.
SCHOOL: He attended Jones Academy in Oklahoma and reached 9th grade at 16 when he quit.
OCCUPATION: During vacation he and another boy held up a Gas Station and he killed the Atendant and received a LIFE sentence in 1943 but he could not stand the long sentence and the hard time he had at Granite Reformatory so with two others he made his escape early in 1945 and in doing so they perpetrated several other additional crimes for which they were all sentenced to 99 years for KIDNAPPING, Dyer Act violations etc. and while still in Marshall's custody escaped again and received another sentence of 5 years. He remained at Leavenworth from April till July when he was transferred to Alcatraz.
PHYSICAL: This is an 18 year old Indian who has been in serious trouble since age of 16 when he received LIFE sentence for MURDER in Oklahoma. He has no serious illness and makes no physical complaints. He looks well shows no gross abnormalities on physical examination. He is not an ADDICT. Blood negative.
MENTAL: He is properly oriented and free from psychotic manifestations. No history of disturbance of consciousness or memory. Reasoning ability average. Judgement very faulty and he seems to act wholly on impulse without any attempt to reason things out beforehand. The MURDER charge resulted from the impulsive shooting of a Gas Station Attendant who resisted them in an attempted hold-up. Then he escaped from Granite because he was not satisfied with his sentence and felt he was not being given as good treatment as he should have received etc. He is impulsive and aggressive and heedless of the rights of others. Very self-centered in all he does and has never developed any social responsibility. He is of normal intelligence but emotionally Unstable so that his conduct has always been erratic and poorly planned. He is still only 18 years of age and has never submitted himself to any social restrictions. He will require considerable supervision for an indefinate time. It is possible he may develop emotional maturity as time goes by, but this cannot be counted on with any certainty.
DIAGONOSIS: Psychopathic Personality; Emotionally Unstable. IQ 93

Romney M. Ritchey Surgeon (R)