Research

Parole reports for mental defectives

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 admission, transfer, discharge, and parole reports for mental defectives at the New York State Reformatory for Women. The bulk of the series consists of parole reports which include brief narratives; inmate number; current whereabouts; social and mental history; current living and social conditions; progress made in behavior; and likelihood of discharge or return. Also included is statistical information and summary reports with names of women transferred, discharged, and dead. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1927-1932
Series Number:
B1519

Arrangement

Roughly chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a variety of admission, transfer, discharge, and parole reports for mental defectives at the New York State Reformatory for Women. The reports are intermittent throughout the span dates and vary in format, content, and interval covered.

The bulk of the series consists of parole reports which typically include brief narratives giving inmate number; current whereabouts; social and mental history; current living and social conditions; progress made in behavior; and likelihood of recommendation of discharge or return. Some statistical information for total parole is also included. Other information includes total numbers of mental defectives in custody, names of mental defectives transferrred, and summary reports with names of women transferred, discharged, and dead.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

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