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Minutes of Reception and Parole Committee

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 minutes summarize the committee's consideration of parole of new inmates, inmates eligible for parole, inmates who applied for parole, and inmates returned to the institution for violating parole. The minutes list inmates' names and numbers and the action to earn parole; investigation to be made; father applied in prison; denied; and parole approved.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1921-1929
Series Number:
A2060

Arrangement

Chronological by date of meeting.

Administrative History

The Reception and Parole Committee of the NYHR Board of Managers interviewed new inmates regarding the causes of their commitment to the institution, their previous history, and their family relations; interviewed all inmates before their parole regarding their future conduct; and interviewed parole violators regarding their behavior while on parole and their eligibility for a second parole. The committee succeeded the Parole and Indenturing Committee in 1913; this committee had succeeded the Indenturing Committee in 1911, reflecting the changing discharge practices at the institution.

Scope and Content Note

These minutes summarize the committee's consideration of parole in regard to new inmates, inmates eligible for parole according to institution rules, inmates who applied for parole, and inmates returned to the institution for violating parole.

The minutes list inmates' names and numbers and the action taken or decision made in each case, e.g.: to earn 30 weeks; decision pending; to earn parole; investigation to be made; father applied in person; denied; and S.W.P. (parole approved; meaning of initials is unclear).

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Restricted to protect personal privacy. Access may be permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the State Archives.

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Custodial History

The Dept. of Correction placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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