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Elmira Reformatory Biographical Register of Men Returned for Parole Violations

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 a register of men returned to Elmira for parole violations. Information includes name; age; initial crime; date first received at Elmira; date paroled; date returned; time on parole; trade taught at Elmira; situation during parole (employment, personal and social habits, arrest information); previous criminal history; family members employment and criminal history; inmate statement on why he violated parole; brief parole officer report; brief reformatory physician report and short prognosis on ability to reform. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
10 cubic feet (10 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1913-1937
Series Number:
B0136

Arrangement

Chronological by date inmate returned to the reformatory.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a 10-volume register of men returned to Elmira for parole violations from 1913 to 1937. 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 Elmira. All the information on inmates paroled and returned more than once is included together in the register relating to the first return.

The register includes the following information on each inmate: consecutive number; name; age; crime for which first sentenced; date first received at Elmira; date paroled; date warrant issued for parole violation; date returned; length of time on parole; trade taught at Elmira; 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 inmate to reform.

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.

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Other finding aids

Each volume contains an alphabetical name index referring to the appropriate page in the register.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: B0136-80
1913-1915 1
1915-1919 2
1919-1922 3
1922-1926 4
1916-1929 5
1919-1932 6
1932-1933 7
1933-1935 8
1935-1936 9
1936-1937 10