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New York Inspectors of State Prisons record book

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 notes from State Prison Inspectors about the Female Prison, Sing Sing, Clinton, and Auburn Prisons. Most entries deal with Sing Sing Prison. Topics include convict labor for hire, safety precaution measures, and the status of the staff including suspension and appointment of guards and keepers. Also included are newspaper clippings about convict labor for hire and a brief general summary of the Board of Parole meeting minutes. The volume is also available on microfilm.
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0.6 cu. ft. (including 1 microfilm reel)
Inclusive Dates:
1858-1865
Series Number:
B1935

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one volume containing notes from all of the State Prison Inspectors between 1858-1865 with entries regarding the Female Prison, Sing Sing, Clinton, and Auburn Prisons. The bulk of the volume deals mainly with Sing Sing Prison. Volume contains notes on issues such as convict labor for hire, safety precaution measures, and the status of the staff including suspension and appointment of guards and keepers. There are also newspaper clippings about convict labor for hire and a brief general summary of the Board of Parole meeting minutes. The volume is also available on microfilm.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm: 1 reel; 35 mm.

Custodial History

The material was transferred to the State Archives by the Westchester County Historical Society in November 2006.

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