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Clinton Prison Physician's Register of Inmates Admitted

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 a listing of inmates admitted to Clinton prison and examined by physicians upon arrival. Information includes inmate number; name; date received; from where; county where convicted; crime committed; term of sentence; expiration of short time; physical description (age, color, weight, height); occupation; marital status; habits; vaccinated; general health; special ailments; deformities; address and name of relatives; and date discharged.
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Quantity:
1.8 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1890-1918
Series Number:
B0100

Arrangement

Alphabetic by first letter of last name, then chronological by date received.

Scope and Content Note

This series, consisting of two volumes listing inmates admitted to the prison, was compiled by prison physicians who examined inmates upon arrival.

The records were created pursuant to a law of 1849 requiring all prison medical officers to keep a daily record of all inmate admittances. The register contains the following information: inmate number; name; date received (into Clinton prison); from where; county where convicted; crime committed; term of sentence; expiration of short time; physical description (age, color, weight, height); occupation; marital status; habits (liquor or tobacco); vaccinated (yes or no); general health (good, fair or poor); special ailments; deformities; address and name of relatives; and date discharged.

In addition there are two categories entitled "hospital record" and previous condition," but the data entered under these subject headings is not relevant to the title. Under hospital record are entries: factory, hospital, observation, miscellaneous or Sick Company. Under previous convictions is entered the religion of the inmate.

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Access Restrictions

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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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B0100-77
1890-1911 Volume 1 1
1911-1918 Volume 2 2