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Reports of admissions to and discharges from county jails

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 statistical summary reports of admissions to and discharges from county jails. Admission reports contain summaries of the number of offenses; formal committals; felon's age, sex, race, nationality, occupational skills, marital status, past prison record or reformatory history, parents, religion, habits; stolen property value; sentences; discharge information and report date. Discharge reports contain summaries of number discharged; offenses; discharge date; discharge mechanisms; time in prison; number remaining in jail and the number received since the last report.
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Quantity:
2 volumes.
Inclusive Dates:
1866
Series Number:
B0045

Arrangement

Chronological for reports in volume one; discharge reports arranged by county and therein chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two bound volumes containing statistical summary reports of admissions to and discharges from county jails, compiled for the Legislature by the Secretary of State. The statistical reports on admission contain summaries of: the number of offenses committed; the number of formal committals; the felon's age, sex, race, nationality, occupational skills, marital status, past prison record or reformatory history, parents, religion, habits (temperate or intemperate); the value of property stolen; sentences; how and when the individual was discharged; and the date of the report.

The statistical reports on discharges contain summaries of: the number discharged; the offense charged; the date of discharge; how the individual was discharged; time in prison; the number remaining in jail by the last report; the number received since the last report; and the number remaining in jail. The reports were compiled weekly between July 7 and August 18, 1866.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

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There is a county index for volume two; none is needed for volume one.

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