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Auburn Prison Psychiatric and Psychological Statistical Reports

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 monthly reports documenting activities of Department of Mental Hygiene staff psychiatrists at Auburn State Prison. Reports give: number of inmates interviewed and receiving individual therapy; number of group therapy sessions; number of inmates in group therapy; number placed under psychiatric observation; number examined for classification purposes; number transferred for psychiatric reasons; and other notes, such as the dates the psychiatrist visited the prison.
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Inclusive Dates:
1964-1965
Series Number:
B1686

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of monthly reports documenting activities of Department of Mental Hygiene staff psychiatrists at Auburn State Prison. Copies of the reports were submitted to the department and to the Department of Correction. These copies were retained in either the warden's office or the office of the psychiatrist.

Reports give: number of inmates interviewed and receiving individual therapy; number of group therapy sessions; number of inmates in group therapy; number placed under psychiatric observation; number examined for classification purposes, on request of the Division of Parole, and preparatory to discharge; number transferred for psychiatric reasons (to state hospital for criminally insane, to state institutions for defective delinquents, to other correctional facilities, and total); and other notes, such as the dates the psychiatrist visited the prison.

Names and identification numbers of inmates are listed for some categories, such as those examined for parole purposes.

Use of Records

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.

Processing Information

This accession resulted from a project by Archives staff in 1999 to describe or integrate estrayed or unidentified records. Records were apparently transferred to the Archives in 1977, but accessioning was delayed.

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