Research

Registers of inmates approved for parole

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 registers of inmates approved for parole. Information includes signature; date; inmate name and number; to whom paroled; address; if at home, employed, on a farm, in domestic service, etc.; date of parole; and date out of institution (volume 2 only). Records are restricted.
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0.1 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1897-1912
Series Number:
A3145

Arrangement

Chronological by date of signature.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes list male and female inmates whose parole authorizations had been signed by Parole Agent Lewis Haas (none of the original paperwork for paroles is extant).

Most inmates listed were paroled shortly after the Agent's signature was obtained, but the paroles of a few were cancelled before taking effect for reasons not given in the records. The volumes provide: date of signature; inmate name and number; to whom paroled; address; if at home, employed, on a farm, in domestic service, etc.; date of parole; and date out of institution (volume 2 only). The Parole Agent's duties included supervising the parole of inmates.

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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