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Auburn Prison Inmate Punishment Register

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 inmate offenses and punishments at Auburn Prison. For each inmate, the register includes name; date received; crime; term of sentence; sentencing judge; and date discharged or transferred from Auburn. For each instance of punishment, the register includes date; name of keeper; description and location of offense; name of person giving punishment; and description of punishment.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1873-1941
Series Number:
B1223

Arrangement

Roughly chronological by date of first punishment.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a six-volume register recording inmate offenses and subsequent punishments given at Auburn Prison during the period 1873 to 1941. Information on each punishment given an inmate is listed together in a register for the particular inmate.

For each inmate, the register includes: name; date received; crime; term of sentence; sentencing judge; and date discharged or transferred from Auburn. For each instance of punishment, the register includes: date; name of keeper; description and location of offense; name of person giving punishment; and description of punishment.

The registers are arranged roughly by date of first punishment and are thereby impossible to search by name. In order to record subsequent punishments, prison officials must have had access to a name index referring them to the date of first punishment of individual inmates. Apparently such an index no longer exists.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

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Volume list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #500G, accession -441.

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