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New York State Department of Correctional Services Green Haven Correctional Facility Inmate Case Files

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:
Green Haven Correctional Facility, located in Dutchess County, N.Y., is a maximum security correctional facility for male felons. Inmate case files describe in great detail the family and social background, arrest, confinement, and release/parole of incarcerated men.
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Quantity:
269 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1930-2002
Series Number:
W0025

Arrangement

Roughly numerical by DIN number.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries of the general inmate case files series, Series 14610, consists of inmate case files relating to men who were incarcerated in Green Haven Correctional Facility. Inmate case files describe in great detail the family and social background, arrest, confinement, and release/parole of inmates. The content of the case files reflects the role of each institution.

Beginning with inmates released after 1956, only the following case files categories were transferred to the State Archives: inmates who died in custody, sex offenders, inmates of certain minority ethnic groups, inmates who received life sentences, and a 2% sample of all inmates who were released from any correctional facility. All other case files were destroyed.

W0025-98E: This accretion consists of case files of inmates who were in custody at Green Haven Correctional Facility from 1976-1980. Included in the accretion are a two percent sample of all case files as well as case files of inmates who died in custody, inmates of certain minority ethnic groups, and inmates who were serving life sentences. No case files of female inmates are included.

W0025-05: This accretion contains a 2% sample of case files for inmates incarcerated in Green Haven Correctional Facility. In addition to the sampled case files, files for inmates of Asian or Native American ethnicity and inmates incarcerated in Attica Correctional Facility at the time of the 1971 uprising are included.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Summary information on adult inmates is disclosable under law. State Archives staff will review records containing probation, parole, medical, and juvenile criminal history data and disclose information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law and Personal Privacy Protection Law. The identity of victims of sex crimes is not disclosable. Unless a specific law forbids disclosure indefinitely, all records must be disclosed after 75 years.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 14610 Inmate Case Files, provides a detailed description of the entire series of inmate case files. Accretions 14610-89, 14610-94A, 14610-98C, and 14610-08 contain additional inmate case files for this facility.

Other finding aids

W0025-05, W0025-13, W0025-19: Folder list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

W0025-13, W0025-19: This accretion was transferred under RDA 14610 by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: W0025-13
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Notorious:76A2440 2
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Notorious:94A5240-94A8181 38
Notorious:95A2921 39