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Prison financial operating reports

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:
These are financial records of Auburn, Clinton, Great Meadow, and Sing Sing prisons. Prison wardens were required to submit to the Department of Correction monthly statements of receipts and expenditures. The statements include amounts spent on items such as equipment, wages, and administrative expenses; and receipts from the sale of goods manufactured at the prisons.
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2 cu. ft.(6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1924-1933
Series Number:
A0620

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Reverse chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

These are financial records of Auburn, Clinton, Great Meadow, and Sing Sing prisons.

The Correction Law required prison wardens to submit to the Department of Correction monthly statements of receipts and expenditures. The statements include amounts spent on items such as equipment, wages, and administrative expenses; and receipts from the sale of goods manufactured at the prisons. The schedules are broken down into categories such as Assets (e.g. industry accounts receivable, work in progress); Liabilities and Funds (e.g. industry vouchers payable, convicts' deposits, wages payable); Purchases for Stores; and Machinery and Equipment purchases or sales. There is also a volume of abstracts of accounts from all of the correctional facilities, submitted to the comptroller by the superintendent of state prisons (1924-1926) or the commissioner of corrections (1927).

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