Research

Great Meadow Correctional Institution Register of Deaths

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:
Register documenting deaths of individual inmates at Great Meadow Prison and later Great Meadow Correctional Institution. Register includes personal information and medical certificate of death data.
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Quantity:
0.25 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1937-1960
Series Number:
B2397

Scope and Content Note

This register was created by the Great Meadow Prison physician for the purpose of documenting deaths of inmates as required by Chapter 382 of the Laws of 1889.

Personal information for each inmate includes name; inmate number; length of time at Great Meadow; length of time in United States if foreign; sex; race; marital status; date of birth; age; occupation; birthplace; parent names; place of burial, cremation, or removal; undertaker; and date filed. Medical certificates of death information includes date of death; certificate of attendance; time of death; cause of death; contributory causes; where the disease or injury was contracted; duration of condition; laboratory; name of operation performed; autopsy; and signature of M.D. or coroner.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted under provisions of Public Health Law sect. 4174.

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