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Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Inmate Misbehavior Case Files

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 documents instances of inmate misconduct, disciplinary action, and review of the disciplinary action by the institution's Adjustment Committee. Documentation usually includes memorandums and infraction reports describing misconduct; a summary of the infraction and resulting punishment; inmate’s explanation; committee decision on the need for further review; and Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services decision. Files may include inmate letters usually describing situations of misconduct by other inmates.
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Quantity:
6 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1964-1974
Series Number:
B1011

Arrangement

Numerical by inmate consecutive number.

Scope and Content Note

These files document instances of inmate misconduct, disciplinary action, and review of the disciplinary action by the institution's Adjustment Committee. The files relate to misconduct cases for approximately 500 inmates covering the period from about 1964 to 1974.

The files usually contain similar documentation including: memorandums and infraction reports from an institution officer to the superintendent describing misconduct and the general behavior of an inmate; Adjustment Committee reports containing a summary of the infraction and resulting punishment, an inmate explanation of the circumstances, and the decision by the Committee on the need for further review; and a notification of the decision by the Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services pertaining to a case of punishment given an inmate. Files may include a number of letters from an inmate to Bedford's superintendent or another officer, usually describing situations of misconduct by other inmates.

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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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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: B1011-82
Inmates Nos. 3540-5460 (with significant gaps) 1
Inmates Nos. 5462-5548 2
Inmates Nos. 5551-5631 3
Inmates Nos. 5632-5699 4
Inmates Nos. 5701-5798 5
Inmates Nos. 5900-5929 (5800-5899 never received from agency) 6
Inmates Nos. 5930-5949; Miscellaneous files in 12,000's; DIN Nos. 73G52-74G102 7