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Sing Sing Prison Inmate Admission Register for Federal Prisoners

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 register of federal prisoners admitted to Sing Sing Prison contains inmate name; aliases; date and place of conviction; offense; term of sentence; date of sentence; beginning and expiration date; expiration date with good conduct; birthplace; marital status; literacy level; age; physical description; previous occupation; religion; if foreign, date left old country; where and when arrested; time in jail before trial; inmate number; and general remarks.
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Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1896-1908
Series Number:
B0148

Arrangement

Chronological by admission date.

Scope and Content Note

These bound volumes provide a chronological register of Federal prisoners admitted to Sing Sing.

Revised Statutes of 1895 required state prisons to receive and keep United States prisoners who were sentenced to those facilities. The following information is contained in the admission register (also known as a "receiving blotter"): name, including aliases; date and place of conviction; offense; term of sentence; date of sentence; beginning and expiration date; expiration date with good conduct; place of birth; marital status; ability to read and write; age; physical description; previous occupation; religion; if foreign, date left old country; where and when arrested; time in jail before trial; inmate number; and general remarks.

Use of Records

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Other finding aids

A database index gives name, alias, date, and place of crime.

Each volume contains a name index summarizing date sentenced, date received, and term of sentence.

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