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Catholic parole agent's record of employment and conduct of paroled inmates

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:
Catholic Chaplains served as Parole Agent for Catholic inmates. This series consists of the Chaplains notes used to keep track of paroled inmates. Information may include inmate name, number; date paroled; date received in institution; to whom and where paroled; occupation; conduct at work and home; date ran away from home; possible whereabouts and if caused by home conditions. Also included are statistics on inmates at the institution, paroled, and escaped. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.1 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1887-190
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1887-1888 and 1904-1906)
Series Number:
A3142

Arrangement

Parole records:chronological by date paroled.

Scope and Content Note

The Catholic Chaplain, who also served as Parole Agent for Catholic inmates, used this volume mainly to keep track of inmates paroled between January 11, 1887 and January 9, 1889; he also used it later on to list inmates and parolees between October 1, 1904 and October 1, 1906.

Parole records from 1887-1889 (inmate numbers 5189-7105) may provide such information as: inmate name and number; date paroled; date received in institution; to whom and where paroled; occupation; conduct at work and home, sometimes given in the form of a quote from a letter from the parolee's parents or from the parolee himself; and if ran away from home where paroled: date ran away, possible whereabouts, and if caused by home conditions.

Most entries are very brief narratives, sometimes only providing the inmate name and number, date paroled, date received, and to whom paroled.

The lists of inmates present and paroled from October 1, 1904 to October 1, 1905 and October 1, 1905-October 1, 1906 are similar to those in series A1966, Parole Rosters, providing: inmate name and number; and, for inmates not present at the institution, date paroled (or, in a few cases, date escaped).

Statistics on inmates "on roster" (present at the institution), paroled, and escaped from October of the reporting year were included in 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).

Custodial History

The Department of Social Welfare placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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