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Clinton Correctional Facility Inmate Record Cards

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 record cards which summarize the background and prison disciplinary record of inmates of Clinton Correctional Facility (known earlier as Clinton Prison). Most cards include a front-facing and profile photograph of the inmate. Inmate numbers extend from 12879 (inmate received in 1914) to 39999 (inmate received in 1964), with gaps. These records were maintained pursuant to a law of 1929 requiring a daily record to be kept of punishments inflicted on prisoners and of complaints by prisoners.
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Quantity:
28 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1914-1975
Series Number:
B0097

Arrangement

Numeric by inmate number.

Scope and Content Note

These cards summarize inmates' background and prison disciplinary record. Each card gives name and number of inmate and data on crime, sentence, background, habits, education, employment, and other information similar to that found on the Receiving Blotter. On the reverse side is a record of disciplinary action (date of offense, time forfeited, charge, officer); record of appearances before Parole Board and disposition; labor report; grade report; and previous criminal history (crime, place committed, date, sentence or fine, or other disposition of case). Also on the reverse is attached a front and side photograph of the inmate, including his number and date.

Attached to the main card are additional cards containing summaries of the Principal Keeper's interviews with inmates (usually relating to prison labor); continuations of the main card; and any correspondence relating to resentencing. The numbers extend from 12879 (inmate received in 1914) to 39999 (inmate received in 1964), with gaps. The file was maintained pursuant to a law of 1929 (Chapter 243) requiring a daily record to be kept of punishments inflicted on prisoners and of complaints by prisoners.

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Summary information on adult inmates is disclosable under law. State Archives staff will review records containing probation, parole, medical, and juvenile criminal history data and disclose information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law and Personal Privacy Protection Law. The identity of victims of sex crimes is not disclosable. Unless a specific law forbids disclosure indefinitely, all records must be disclosed after 75 years.

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Contents Box

Accretion: B0097-77
Inmate Nos. 12879 - 22432 1
Inmate Nos. 22440 - 23944 2
Inmate Nos. 23969 - 25155 3
Inmate Nos. 25158 - 25820 4
Inmate Nos. 25821 - 26379 5
Inmate Nos. 26382 - 26944 6
Inmate Nos. 26948 - 27345 7
Inmate Nos. 27381 - 27699 8

Accretion: B0097-84
Inmate Nos. 27700 - 28559 1
Inmate Nos. 28560 - 29098 2
Inmate Nos. 29099 - 29548 3
Inmate Nos. 29549 - 29937 4
Inmate Nos. 29938 - 30312 5
Inmate Nos. 30313 - 30741 6
Inmate Nos. 30742 - 31178 7
Inmate Nos. 31179 - 31607 8
Inmate Nos. 31608 - 32040 9
Inmate Nos. 32041 - 32499 10
Inmate Nos. 32500 - 32919 11
Inmate Nos. 32920 - 33338 12
Inmate Nos. 33339 - 33762 13
Inmate Nos. 33763 - 34211 14
Inmate Nos. 34212 - 34660 15
Inmate Nos. 34661 - 35091 16
Inmate Nos. 35092 - 35516 17
Inmate Nos. 35517 - 35949 18
Inmate Nos. 35950 - 36388 19
Inmate Nos. 36389 - 36858 20
Inmate Nos. 36859 - 37399 21
Inmate Nos. 37400 - 37923 22
Inmate Nos. 37924 - 38435 23
Inmate Nos. 38437 - 38950 24
Inmate Nos. 38951 - 39946 25
Inmate Nos. 39947 - 39999 26