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Daily inmate population census journals

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 contains a morning and evening census of inmates. Information includes number out, in punishment and observation cells, in hospital, halls or corridors. Later entries record daily population of first, second, third, and fourth offenders, both white and "colored." Also included are notes on the weather; inmates transferred, paroled, or discharged; meetings of the Board of Parole; prison assemblies; building repairs and construction; disciplinary action against employees; escapes and captures; number attending church services; and baseball game scores.
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Quantity:
4 cu. ft. (16 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1920-1942
Series Number:
B0096

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes contain a morning and evening census of inmates.

The volumes provide number out, in punishment and observation cells, and in hospital, corridors, and halls. In later books the format was changed to include figures on daily population of first, second, third, and fourth offenders, both white and "colored." There are also spaces for number of guards on duty and absent, but these are left blank. Under "Occurrences" are notes on the weather and notable events at the prison, such as: names of inmates transferred to or from the prison, paroled, or discharged; notes of meetings of the Board of Parole and prison assemblies; repairs and construction at the prison; disciplinary action against employees; escapes and captures; statistics of attendance at church services; scores of baseball games; and much else. In later years the narrative under "Occurrences" becomes much shorter.

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