U.S. Bureau of Prisons

James Earl Ray Mug Shot

A mug shot of James Earl Ray taken by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in July, 1955. At the time, James Earl Ray was in the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas after being convicted of stealing and forging postal money orders. 13 years later, in 1968, Ray shot Martin Luther King, Jr. to death in Memphis, Tennessee.