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Physician's register of inmates discharged

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:
The prison physician was required to keep records of all inmates discharged from the prison. Theses registers for inmates discharged from Auburn Prison include: inmate name and number ; age at entrance; color; nativity; crime; when received and discharged; term; number of previous convictions; married or single; habits, weight when received and discharged; health when received and discharged; and how discharged. The last volume omits weight when discharged and adds mental age; time served; and date convicted. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1909-1948
Series Number:
B0051

Arrangement

Chronological by discharge date.

Scope and Content Note

These are records of inmates discharged from Auburn. The prison physician was required by a law of 1889 to keep records of all inmates discharged from the prison.

The registers list inmate number and name; age at entrance; color; nativity; crime; when received; term; number of previous convictions; married or single; habits, weight when received; weight when discharged; date of discharge; register-book number and page; health when received (e.g. good, poor); health when discharged; and how discharged (e.g. commutation, parole). The last volume omits weight when discharged and adds M.A. (mental age); time served; and date convicted. The volumes are numbered 9, 10, and 11.

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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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