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Clinton Prison Daily Log of Morning Clinic, Hospital, and Tuberculosis Treatments

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 information on inmates receiving medical treatment at Clinton Prison. In addition to regular medical needs, Clinton served as the facility for all inmates suffering from tuberculosis. Information includes descriptions of the general inmate population; number of inmates applying for treatment, treated and not treated; number of men excused; number of days lost; and information about the tuberculosis population (number admitted, and names and number discharged) and hospital (number admitted, and names and number discharged).
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1 cubic foot (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1914-1938
Series Number:
B1250

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a two-volume log listing information on inmates receiving medical treatment at Clinton Prison each day from October 1914 to July 1938. (Volume 1 covers October 1914 to June 1922 while Volume 2 covers July 1922 to July 1938). Because its location in the Adirondacks provided a healthful climate for tuberculosis treatment, Clinton usually received tubercular inmates either directly from the courts or by transfer from other institutions. For the period from October 1914 to March 1934, the log provides information on the inmates receiving special treatment for tuberculosis.

For each day and month, the log provides the following information:

1) General inmate population: total inmate population; number of inmates received (total, from courts, by transfer); and number of inmates discharged (total, released, transferred, died).

2) Morning Clinic: number of inmates applying for treatment; number treated; number not treated; number of men excused; and number of days lost.

3) Tuberculosis population: total number of inmates; number of inmates received (from: courts, Sing Sing, Auburn, Great Meadow, the Asylum, parole violation, developed tuberculosis since being received); and number of inmates discharged (by direct discharge, transfer, or death). Includes name and inmate number of inmates discharged with the condition of their health upon discharge.

4) Hospital record (includes totals for the hospital's tubercular section and the miscellaneous section): number admitted; number discharged; and names and number of inmates discharged with result (e.g., recovered, transferred, paroled, death).

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Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #512A, accession -443.

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