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Elmira Reformatory Discharge Registers

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:
The two volumes in this series document the discharge of inmates, by various means, from Elmira Reformatory. Entries include inmate name, consecutive number, date of discharge, and manner in which discharged. Within certain categories of discharge, other information is included such as location to which inmate was discharged or paroled. Religious affiliation is listed for inmates who died in the institution.
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0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1909-1931
Series Number:
B1862

Arrangement

Volume one is arranged by category of discharge, then chronologically by date of discharge. Volume two is arranged roughly alphabetically, then chronologically by date of discharge.

Scope and Content Note

The two volumes in this series document the discharge of inmates, by various means, from Elmira Reformatory. Volume one (1909-1918) lists inmates by category of discharge, then chronologically by date of discharge. The volume includes entries for inmates in the following categories: paroled in custody; released on court order; discharged on court order; sentence commuted by the President of the United States; pardoned by the Governor or the President of the United States; transferred to Dannemora State Hospital; deaths; died on parole; discharged expiration of maximum; discharged expiration of minimum; escaped; attempted to escape; held in hostage; invalid paroles; maximum expires on parole; returned men re-paroled; returned voluntarily and re-paroled; special paroles; special Dannemora paroles; transferred to State prisons; released on and returned from writ; and paroled while out on writ.

All entries in volume one contain inmate name, consecutive number, and date of discharge. Within certain categories of discharge, other information is included such as location to which inmate was discharged or paroled. Religious affiliation is listed for inmates who died in the institution. Volume two (1918-1931) is arranged roughly alphabetically by the first two letters of inmate last name, then chronologically by date of discharge. All entries include inmate name, consecutive number, date of discharge, and manner in which discharged.

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

Acquistion Information

Elmira Correctional Facility transferred these volumes to the State Archives at an unknown date. The volumes were accessioned in conjunction with a project undertaken by Archives staff in 2004 to describe or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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