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Register of commutations

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 records of inmates discharged after their sentences were "commuted,” Entries lists name; county; crime; term; date of sentence; date received at prison; shop inmate worked in; date of discharge; and remarks. Later volumes court; judge and commutation earned, and prison shop the inmate worked in.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1889-1912
Series Number:
B0031

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Records of inmates who were discharged after their sentences were "commuted," based on an 1889 law that allowed inmates who had served their minimum sentence to apply for conditional release.

The first volume lists name; county; crime; term; date of sentence; date received at prison; shop inmate worked in; date of discharge; and remarks. In addition, the last three volumes list court, judge, and commutation earned, and the last two volumes list the prison shop the inmate worked in.

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