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Warden's daily journal

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 daily entries of prison events. Entries include the name of warden or principal keeper in charge; total number of inmates confined; names and numbers of prisoners admitted, discharged, or punished; and a note of events at the prison. Details for early narratives are very brief; they become more detailed with the advent of a new warden.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1904-1909, 1912-1913
Series Number:
B0117

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Three volumes contain daily entries concerning prison events.

Entries provide the following information: name of warden (sometimes principal keeper) in charge; total number of inmates confined; names and numbers of prisoners admitted, discharged, or punished; and a note of events at the prison. The narrative of daily events in the first two volumes (1904-1909) is usually very brief or lacking; it becomes much more detailed in the third volume, apparently because a new warden came into office. A "daily journal of the proceedings of the prison" was required by Revised Statutes of 1829 and by the new Prison Law of 1909. The form of the journal was not specified, but it was to include a record of infractions of rules, punishments, and "well-founded complaints."

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