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Western Reformatory for Women Daily Activity Notebooks

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 notebooks recording daily activities at the Western Reformatory for Women. Information includes records of routine inspections at various posts; items going into and out of the laundry; officers' orders; issuances of items such as shoes; visitors; behavior of inmates in segregation (separate, tighter-security confinement); and infractions by and action taken against inmates.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1960-1967
Series Number:
B0092

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Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are small notebooks recording daily activities at the institution.

They include records of routine inspections at various posts; items going into and out of the laundry; orders given by officers; issuances of items such as shoes; visitors; behavior of inmates in segregation (separate, tighter-security confinement); and infractions by and action taken against inmates. The books usually give the date; name of inmate; type of inspection, action, infraction, etc.; and the name of officer or other person involved.

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