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Inmate work assignment record cards

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 3" x 5" inmate record cards probably used by Auburn's principal keeper to record locations of inmate work assignments within Auburn Prison and at prison work camps. For each inmate, the record card includes inmate name and number, length of sentence, location of each work assignment, date each work assignment began, date discharged, and method of discharge. Records are restricted to protect personal privacy.
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Quantity:
2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1915-1932
Series Number:
B1272

Arrangement

Chronological by year of discharge, then alphabetical by inmate name.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of approximately 4,200 inmate record cards (3" x 5") that were probably used by Auburn's principal keeper to record locations of inmate work assignments. Assignments included work locations within Auburn Prison as well as in the various prison work camps. The cards relate to inmates who were discharged during the years 1920, 1927-1932. For each inmate, the record card includes inmate name and number, length of sentence, location of each work assignment, date each work assignment began, date discharged, and method of discharge (parole, transfer, commutation, etc.).

Use of Records

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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Custodial History

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

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