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Rhode Island State Institutions Records

Inventory


Series 1. Records of Commitment, workhouse related.

Container Description Date
Volume 1 State farm
1871-1872
Volume 2 Almshouse
1907-1910
Volume 3 Federal reformatory for women
1925-1928
Volume 4 Workhouse and house of corrections
1888-1891
Volume 5 Workhouse and house of corrections
1891-1894
Volume 6 Workhouse and house of corrections
1894-1896
Volume 7 Workhouse and house of corrections
1897-1899
Volume 8 Workhouse and house of corrections
1899-1901
Volume 9 Workhouse and house of corrections
1901-1904
Volume 10 Workhouse and house of corrections
1904-1906
Volume 11 Workhouse and house of corrections
1906-1908
Volume 12 Workhouse and house of corrections
1908-1911
Volume 13 Workhouse and house of corrections
1911-1914
Volume 14 Workhouse and house of corrections
1914-1916
Volume 15 Workhouse and house of corrections
1919-1919
Volume 16 RESTRICTED Workhouse and house of corrections
1919-1936

Series 2. Intake and release ledgers, workhouse building

Container Description Date
Volume 17
Contents Note:
  • Workhouse... (male and female)
  • Probation
  • County jail (female)
  • Hospital for the insane (male and female)
  • Almshouse (male and female, including children)
  • Daily recapitulation (statistics, including all of the above).


1895-1898
Volume 18
Contents Note:
  • Workhouse... (male and female)
  • County jail (female)
  • State prison
  • Almshouse (male and female, including children)
  • Daily recapitulation


1904-1908
Volume 19 RESTRICTED This volume fragile.
Contents Note:
  • Workhouse...,1913-1925 (females only)
  • Women's reformatory, 1925-1939
  • State prison and county jail, 1913-1940 (female)


1913-1940
Volume 20
Contents Note:
  • Workhouse..., 1918-1924 (male and female)
  • Women's reformatory, 1925-1927
  • Parolees and escapees, 1918-1923 (male and female)
  • State prison and county jail, 1918-1927 (female)
  • Daily recapitulation, 1918-1926


1918-1927
Volume 21 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • State reformatory for women, 1927-1944
  • Federal reformatory for women, 1927-1929
  • State prison, 1928-1940 (female)
  • County jail, 1927-1944 (female)
  • Daily recapitulation, 1927-1944


1927-1944
Volume 22 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1944-1946
  • State prison, 1944-1946 (female)
  • County jail, 1944-1946 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1944-1946 (female)


1944-1946
Volume 23 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1946-1948
  • State prison, 1946-1948 (female)
  • County jail, 1946-1948 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1946-1948 (female)


1946-1948
Volume 24 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1948-1951
  • State prison, 1948-1951 (female)
  • County jail, 1948-1951 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1948-1951 (female)


1948-1951
Volume 25 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1951-1955
  • State prison, 1951-1955 (female)
  • County jail, 1951-1955 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1951-1955 (female)


1951-1955
Volume 26 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1955-1960
  • State prison, 1955-1960 (female)
  • County jail, 1955-1960 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1955-1960 (female)


1955-1960
Volume 27 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1960-1965
  • State prison, 1960-1965 (female)
  • County jail, 1960-1965 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1960-1965 (female)


1960-1965
Volume 28 RESTRICTED
Contents Note:
  • Women's reformatory, 1965-1968
  • State prison, 1965-1968 (female)
  • County jail, 1965-1968 (female)
  • Federal inmates, 1965-1968 (female)


1965-1968

Series 3. Miscellaneous, workhouse building.

Container Description Date
Volume 29 Visitors' register, workhouse...
1916-1924
Volume 30 Discharge book, workhouse..., (indexed)
1885-1896
Volume 31 Discharge book, workhouse..., (not indexed)
1918-1929

Series 4. Rhode Island State Prison and Providence County Jail.

Container Description Date
Volume 32 Record of Commitments
1919-1932
Volume 33 RESTRICTED Record of Commitments, ("Vol. 3")
1932-1943
Volume 34 Inspector's weekly visit book
1839-1912
Volume 35 RESTRICTED Intake/release ledger, (includes scattered mention of female prisoners)
1939-1941