Research

Register of parole applicants

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 records pertaining to Westfield inmate’s parolee eligibility. Included is a list of inmates entitled to a reduction in their minimum sentence based on good conduct and satisfactory performance of work duties; and a list of inmates who were approved to apply to the Board of Parole. Information includes inmate name; number; crime; date received; minimum and maximum sentence; days of jail time and number of punishments. Records are restricted to protect personal privacy.
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1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1945-1955
Series Number:
B1016

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

When inmates were close to serving their minimum sentence, they were eligible to apply to the Board of Parole for parole supervision. This series consists of two related records pertaining to the parole eligibility of Westfield inmates during the period 1945 to 1955. The first record is a list of inmates sent by Westfield's officers to the governor certifying that these inmates were entitled to a reduction in their minimum sentence based on good conduct and satisfactory performance of work duties. The second record is a list of inmates who were approved to apply to the Board of Parole.

The two lists are clipped together by year and month. Both of the lists have basically the same information: inmate name and number; crime; date received; minimum and maximum sentence; expiration date of minimum and maximum sentence; days of jail time; number of punishments and punishment days lost; and compensation time earned.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy.Access may be permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the State Archives.

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