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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner's Outgoing Correspondence

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of referral memoranda and file copies of outgoing correspondence created by the office of the Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Much of the correspondence was prepared at the request of the Executive Chamber in response to letters addressed to the governor by federal, state, and local government officials and private citizens. Correspondence addresses all aspects of the administration of criminal justice in New York State, as well as federal-state cooperation in crime reduction programs.
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Quantity:
14 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1988-1994
Series Number:
19148

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of referral memoranda and file copies of outgoing correspondence created by the offices of Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioners John J. Poklemba (1987-1991) and Richard H. Girgenti (1991-1995). Correspondence relates to all aspects of the administration of criminal justice in New York State, as well as federal-state cooperation in crime reduction programs. Much of the correspondence was prepared at the request of the Executive Chamber in response to letters addressed to the governor by federal, state, and local government officials and private citizens.

Specific issues discussed in the correspondence include capital punishment, gun control, illegal drug sales and distribution, violence in schools, missing and exploited children, juvenile justice, recidivism, shock incarceration, candidates for county sheriff offices, newly published literature in the field, and the December 1993 mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

19148-95: Restricted due to severe water damage. Use with assistance of archivist.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 19147 Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence Files, contains related records.

Custodial History

19148-95: Records in this accretion were severely damaged in an offsite storage facility flood in July 1995 and portions of the accretion were destroyed. NOTE: the State Archives never received records for the period April 30, 1988 through December 28, 1989.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 19148-95
1990 March 27-June 14 (missing April 12-17; June 2-6) Outgoing Correspondence 1
1990 June 15-July 30 Outgoing Correspondence 2
1990 July 31-August 24 Outgoing Correspondence 3
1990 August 25-November 1 Outgoing Correspondence 4
1990 November 2-1991 January 25 (missing December 14-20) Outgoing Correspondence 5
1991 January 26-April 14 (missing February 4-26; March 16-April 9) Outgoing Correspondence 6
1991 April 15-May 31 Outgoing Correspondence 7
1991 June 1-September 30 Outgoing Correspondence 8
1991 October 1-1992 May 15 (missing April 16-30) Outgoing Correspondence 9
1988 January 16-March 3 (missing January 29-February 11) Outgoing Correspondence 10
1988 March 4-April 8 (missing March 10-16) Outgoing Correspondence 11
1988 April 11-29 Outgoing Correspondence 12

Accretion: 19148-98
1992 August 16-1993 June 15 Outgoing Correspondence 1
1993 June 16-1994 January 31 Outgoing Correspondence 2
1994 February1-April 15 Outgoing Correspondence 3
1994 April 16-June 30 Outgoing Correspondence 4
1994 July 1-December 31 Outgoing Correspondence 5