Parole registers

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of registers documenting patient paroles at Willard State Hospital. Early entries include parole date; name, relation, address of person to whom the patient is paroled. Some entries include period of parole/expiration date. Most include results of parole (discharged, returned, parole extended). Later registers include parole date; aftercare; parole expiration/extension date; date of discharge or return to hospital; condition at paroles end; to who paroled; relation to patient and address. Records are restricted.
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Scope and Content Note

This series of registers was created at Willard State Hospital to document paroles of patients. The earliest entries (August 1886-May 1909) are written in narrative form and supply the following information for each parole: date of parole; name of patient; name, relation, and address of person to whom the patient is paroled; and signature or initials of recorder. Some entries include time and means of departure (boat, train, etc.). Some entries state period of parole or date of parole expiration. Most entries conclude with results of parole (discharged, returned to hospital, referred to aftercare committee, or parole extended) and date.

Later registers give information in columnar form including date of parole; name (and sometimes address) of patient; aftercare (yes or blank); date parole was to expire; date extended to; date of discharge or return to hospital; patient's condition at end of parole; to whom paroled and relation to patient; and address.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy.Access permitted under certain conditions upon application and approval by the State Archives.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 20279, Patient admission, discharge, and parole registers, contain similar records.

Other finding aids

Volume list.

Volume 1 (1886-1909) includes name index.

Custodial History

These records were transferred to the State Archives by Willard Psychiatric Center when the facility closed in April, 1995.

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