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Prisons & Inmates
The State Archives holds numerous inmate registers, cards, and case files from several State correctional facilities. Most of the record series are incomplete, and only a sample of post-1956 case files is being preserved. Basic personal information (including information on adult convictions and incarcerations) is available without restriction. However, probation, parole, and medical data is restricted by Department of Correctional Services regulations. Access to prison and reformatory records is difficult because there are a limited number indexes to the records. Archives staff will search for a specific inmate record only if sufficient information is provided (such as place and dates of incarceration and/or institutional identification number) to locate the record.