New York State Reformatory Ledger of Monthly and Cumulative Statistics on the Prison Population

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New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
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Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of statistical profiles of incarcerated individuals at the New York State Reformatory. Category statistics include type of offense; length of maximum and definite sentence; occupation; personal and physical characteristics; educational level; mental level; religion; color; ethnicity; past criminal and institutional history; and level of drunkenness. Other statistics relate to number of incarcerated individuals discharged; paroled; returned for parole violations; pardoned; escaped; transferred to other institutions or died while in prison.
Ledger of monthly and cumulative statistics on the prison population

0.3 cubic feet

(1 volume)

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Chronological by year, then month.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a one-volume ledger containing a statistical profile of incarcerated individuals at the New York State Reformatory at Elmira from October 1915 to June 1923. In addition to listing monthly statistics, the ledger provides cumulative totals for the current fiscal year.

The ledger lists the total number of incarcerated individuals under the following categories of information: type of offense (arson, burglary, forgery, etc.); length of maximum and definite sentence (1 year, 5 years, etc); county (probably the county of sentencing); occupation; personal and physical characteristics, educational level, mental level, religion, color and ethnicity, past criminal and institutional history, and level of drunkenness; and general prison statistics including the number of incarcerated individuals discharged, paroled, returned for parole violations, pardoned, escaped, transferred to other institutions, or who died while in prison.

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