Research

Inmate rosters

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 annual lists of inmates present or on parole from the State Agricultural and Industrial School. These lists were used to compile statistics on inmates present, paroled, or escaped, for the institution's annual reports. Information includes admission date or date returned from parole; name; inmate number; division to which assigned (occasionally); and book and page number of Chaplain's Registers where inmate's history is recorded. Inmate’s death, escape or discharge date may also be recorded. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1896-1907
Series Number:
A1966

Arrangement

Varies between numeric by inmate number and chronological by admission date.

Scope and Content Note

Lists were compiled annually on or about October 1 of all inmates present at the institution or on parole.

A list entry for each inmate contains admission date or date returned from parole; name; inmate number; division to which assigned (occasionally); and book and page number of Chaplain's Registers where inmate's history is recorded (not after June 1899).

Infrequently, a date entry is annotated to show that an inmate escaped, died, or was discharged. Often no date is entered or there is merely a check mark, indicating that the inmate remained in the institution. Entries with checks or blanks in earlier years are often re-listed in later years with a parole date.

These lists were used to compile statistics on inmates "on roster" (present), paroled, or escaped for the institution's annual reports.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Executive Law, Section 501-c(1)(b), relating to confidentiality of individuals in custody of the Division for Youth (now Office of Children and Family Services).

Alternate Formats Available

A microform use copy of the series is available at the New York State Archives; however, the copy is not available for use because of access restrictions that apply to the records.

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