How do I trace a criminal? #general


lister <lister@...>
 

Dear genners -

A man I am researching has turned up in the 1930 Census as an inmate
at the state prison in Auburn. New York. Any ideas on how to find out
why he was in jail or when he got out ?

Surely there must be a way to work back >from his status as a prisoner
to a record of the court procedure that put him there.

Is there a lawyer in the house?

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

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Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

A man I am researching has turned up in the 1930
Census as an inmate at the state prison in Auburn
New York. Any ideas on how to find out
why he was in jail or when he got out ?
There is an oline search engine with release dates,
inmate numbers, details of each crime etc. at the "New
York State Department of Correctional Services". It is
called the "Inmate Population Information Search". The
link is below.

nysdocslookup.docs.state.ny.us

Sincerely,
Yehudah ben Shlomo


hoibie@...
 

I found information about a relative by searching the NY Times index. This
would lead you to a story in the newspaper. This would work especially if
the crime or sentencing happened in or near NYC or he was a well known
person.

--
Herb Meyers
Boulder, CO


Steve Nathan <nathansb@...>
 

lister wrote:

Dear genners -

A man I am researching has turned up in the 1930 Census as an inmate
at the state prison in Auburn. New York. Any ideas on how to find out
why he was in jail or when he got out ?

Surely there must be a way to work back >from his status as a prisoner
to a record of the court procedure that put him there.

Is there a lawyer in the house?

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA
The New York State Archives in Albany has ledgers for the prisons.
Google for there web site.

Following is >from notes in my file.

Residence: >from April 1899 until June 1906 Emanuel spent time in Elmira
and Auburn prisons for forgery.
The State Archives is a great place to work. The people are friendly and
helpful.

Happy Hunting,
Steve


lister <lister@...>
 

Just a word of thanks to the many Genners who offered helpful
suggestions on the list and privately to my query about tracing a NY
prison inmate.

There were too many responses to answer them all individually, so I
trust this note will serve for all.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

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