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


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Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Fulton Correctional Facility (1975-2011), located in Bronx, N.Y., was a minimum 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.
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Quantity:
91 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1956-1996
Series Number:
W0021

Arrangement

W0021-13: 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 Fulton 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.

W0021-91A: This accretion consists of case files for 39 female inmates who were incarcerated at Fulton Correctional Facility during the period 1957-1978.

W0021-93A: This accretion contains a sample of case files for inmates incarcerated during the period 1956-1976, and released from the institution during the period 1974-1976.

W0021-98C: This accretion contains a 2 percent sample of case files for inmates incarcerated during the period 1964-1981 and released from the institution during the period 1976-1981. In addition to the 2 percent sample, files are present for prisoners who received life sentences, sex offenders, inmates who died in custody, and inmates of Asian and Native American ethnicity. There are 314 case files in the accretion.

W0021-08: This accretion contains a 2% sample of case files of inmates incarcerated in Fulton Correctional Facility, the majority of whom were released from 1988-1992. In addition to the sampled case files, prisoners receiving life sentences, sex offenders, inmates who died in custody, and inmates of Asian and Native American ethnicity are included when available.

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. 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.

Related Information

Other finding aids

W0021-98C and W0021-13: Folder list is available at the repository.

Processing Information

W0021 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.

Acquistion Information

W0021-13: This accretion was transferred under RDA 14610 by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: W0021-13
Notorious:81A0863-88A6492 1
Notorious:89A6715-90T4575 2
Notorious:91A0036-91R1661 3
Notorious:92R1817-94A7696 4
Notorious:94R6235-95A0313;2% Sample:90A8452 5
2% Sample:91R4804-92R9017 6
2% Sample:93B1367-95R3645 7