Research

Inmate misconduct book

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 cites incidents of inmate misbehavior in the Western House of Refuge. Entries contain the inmates' name and number, the date, and the offense. Examples of misbehavior include poor work, impudence or disobedience to staff, profanity, and disorderliness, fighting, and stealing. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1876-1880
Series Number:
A3073

Arrangement

Chronological by year and thereunder by date of offense.

Scope and Content Note

This volume cites incidents of inmate misbehavior. It was kept in conjunction with the "badge system," whereby inmates earned badges and associated privileges for good behavior. (The badge system is described in detail in the institution's Twenty-Third Annual Report for 1882).

Entries contain the inmates' name and number, the date, and the offense. If in any given year, more than one offense was committed by an inmate, the subsequent offenses were added after the initial entry for the inmate. Examples of misbehavior include poor work, impudence or disobedience to staff, profanity, disorderliness, fighting, and stealing.

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.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Alphabetical index by first letter of name.

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