Research

File of governor's commutations of sentence

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 original copies of commutations of sentence signed by the governor. Most relate to Sing Sing inmates but some for Auburn and Clinton inmates are also included. Information includes name of inmate; county of sentence; name of prison; original prison term; and signature of governor.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1917-1923
Series Number:
B1243

Arrangement

Chronological by date of commutation.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains original copies of approximately fifty commutations of sentence signed by the governor. They relate principally to Sing Sing inmates but also include commutations from Auburn and Clinton inmates. Information contained in each commutation includes: name of inmate; county of sentence; name of prison; original prison term; and signature of governor.

The official State Seal is affixed to each document.

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Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as old collection #516B, accession -444.

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