Auburn Correctional Facility Weekly Reports of Punishments Imposed

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

This series consists of reports listing disciplinary action imposed on Auburn inmates each week. Reports include date of offense; inmate name and number; punishment and description of offense. Other reports that may be attached include: prison officer reports of inmate offenses; disciplinary hearing report to determine punishment and daily report listing information on inmates kept in confinement. Records are restricted to protect personal privacy.
14 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1934-1972 (with gaps)
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Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of reports that list disciplinary action imposed on Auburn inmates each week. These reports were signed by the Principal Keeper/Assistant Superintendent and the original copy sent to the Department of Correction each week. For each case of disciplinary action, the reports include: date of offense; inmate name and number; officer making the report; punishment (number of days in confinement, days forfeited, and days of compensation forfeited); and description of offense. Attached to these copies of weekly disciplinary reports are several other reports used to compile the weekly report.

For the years 1934 and 1935, the records include individual prison officer reports of inmate offenses. These reports include the date of violation, inmate name and number, description of violation, number of previous offenses, and name and duty location of the guard.

For the years 1938-1969, the records include a copy of a report of a disciplinary hearing held before the Principal Keeper/Assistant Superintendent to determine the punishment imposed. These reports include: inmate name, number, cell number, and shop location; description of offense; signature of officer reporting the offense; date of hearing; plea by inmate; discipline imposed; and signature of Principal Keeper/Assistant Superintendent. The original of this disciplinary hearing report was filed in the inmate central case file.

For the years 1938-1952, the records include a daily report listing information on inmates kept in confinement for discipline reasons. For each inmate kept in confinement, this "jail report" lists inmate name and number, inmate shop location, date received and discharged, and name of reporting officer.

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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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Custodial History

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

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