New York State Department of Correctional Services Clinton Correctional Facility Inmate Case Files

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Overview of the Records


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Clinton Correctional Facility, located in Clinton County, N.Y., is a maximum security correctional facility for male felons. Inmate case files describe in great detail the family and social background, arrest, confinement, and release/parole of incarcerated men.
Clinton Correctional Facility inmate case files

318 cubic feet

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Roughly numerical by DIN number.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries of the general inmate case files series, Series 14610, consists of inmate case files relating to men who were incarcerated in Clinton Correctional Facility. Inmate case files describe in great detail the family and social background, arrest, confinement, and release/parole of inmates. The content of the case files reflects the role of each institution.

Beginning with inmates released after 1956, only the following case files categories were transferred to the State Archives: inmates who died in custody, sex offenders, inmates of certain minority ethnic groups, inmates who received life sentences, and a 2% sample of all inmates who were released from any correctional facility.  All other case files were destroyed.

W0014-77: This accession consists of approximately 1,600 case files relating to inmates confined at Clinton Prison from approximately 1930 to 1956. Case files relate to inmates with consecutive numbers between 16755 and 27729. The files reflect Clinton Prison's principal function as a maximum security prison receiving male felons from the eastern and northern sections of the state and from the Reception Center. Clinton also received inmates from other correctional institutions, particularly those who were disciplinary cases, were serving long term sentences, or were tubercular patients or drug addicts. Clinton case files also reflect the employment of inmates in several major industries including textiles, iron products, and lumbering.

W0014-91B: This accretion consists of approximately 800 case files relating to inmates admitted to Clinton Prison between approximately 1940 and 1954. Case files relate to inmates with consecutive numbers between #28099 and #34051. The records are a continuation of accession 14610-77, Inmate case files, ca. 1930-1956.

W0014-95B: The accretion consists of case files for a 2% sample of inmates released from 1954 through 1978 from Clinton Correctional Facility. There is no breakdown of files within sample categories.

W0014-05: This accretion contains a 2% sample of case files for inmates incarcerated in Clinton Correctional Facility. In addition to the sampled case files, files for prisoners receiving life sentences, sex offenders, inmates who died in custody, and inmates of Asian and Native American ethnicity are included when available.

W0014-08B: This accretion consists of selected case files for inmates who were released or died in custody at the Clinton Correctional Facility from 1989-1992.

W0014-21: This accretion documents inmates whose sentences reached maximum expiration dates in 2003-2004. Records only document inmates categorized under specific felony and central monitoring classes: Class A-1, CMC A status; Arson (1st, 2nd); Kidnapping (1st, 2nd); Conspiracy (1st); Coercion (CMC A, class D only).

Other Finding Aids

Available at Repository

W0014-05, W0014-13, W0014-19: Folder list is available at the repository.

Online Index

Link to Name Index Personal Name Index The index to series W0014 identifies inmates confined in the institution between approximately 1930 and 1956.

Acquisition Information

This series was transferred under RDA 14610 by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

W0014-21: This accretion was transferred under RDA 16112.

Processing Information

W0014 is formally part of Series 14610, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Inmate Case Files. To improve access, Series 14610 was divided into "W" subseries corresponding to individual correctional facilities.

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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