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Eastern New York Reformatory Biographical Register of Men Returned for Parole Violations

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a register of men returned to the reformatory for parole violations. Information includes name and number; age; original crime; original date received; date paroled; date returned; length of time on parole; trade taught; situation during parole (location, employment, personal and social habits); previous criminal history; employment and criminal history of family members; why parole violated; brief parole officers report; brief physicians report; and short prognosis on the ability of the inmate to reform.
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1 cubic foot (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1916-1920
Series Number:
B0127

Arrangement

Chronological by date inmate returned to the reformatory.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a one volume register of men returned to the reformatory for parole violations from 1916 to 1920. (This is the exact type of record as Elmira Reformatory Series B0136, Biographical Register of Men Returned for Parole Violations). For each inmate, there is a two page register relating to the inmate's life while on parole and to events leading to his return to the reformatory. Because the majority of the inmates had previously been transferred to the Eastern New York Reformatory from the Elmira Reformatory, most of the registers also include the inmate's consecutive number used at Elmira.

The register includes the following information on each inmate: consecutive number (and Elmira consecutive number where appropriate); name; age; crime for which first sentence; date first received at reformatory; date paroled; date warrant issued for parole violation; date returned; length of time on parole; trade taught at the reformatory; situation during parole (location, employment, religious life, personal and social habits, and arrest information); previous criminal history; employment and criminal history of family members; brief statement from inmate on why he violated parole; brief report from parole officer with dates and descriptions of parole violations; brief report by the reformatory physician on the physical health, mental health, and moral character of the inmate; and short prognosis on the ability of the inmate to reform.

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