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Westfield State Farm Daily Ward Log Books


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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 daily logs recording Ward activity at the Westfield State Farm. Included are inmate population counts, names of inmates not in cell during a count, name and purpose of visitors, reasons why specific cells were unlocked, names of officers and watch locations, and names of ward supervisors during a watch.
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3.5 cubic feet

(116 volumes)

Inclusive Dates:
1957-1968
Series Number:
B1012

Arrangement

Numerical by ward number, then chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of daily logs recording activity in twenty wards at the Westfield State Farm during the years 1957 to 1968. Included in the logs are inmate population counts, names of inmates not in cell during a count, name and purpose of visitors, reasons why specific cells were unlocked, names of officers and watch locations, and names of ward supervisors during a watch.

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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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