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Record Group Number: 000670
Series/Collection Number: .S 500
Creator: Florida. Division of Corrections.
Title, Dates: Prisoner registers, 1875-1972.
Amount: 1.00 v.
26.00 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel 35 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Subdivided into (1) Typewritten, compiled registers, arranged alphabetically; (2) Typewritten and handwritten, compiled registers, arranged chronologically; and (3) Typewritten and handwritten, original registers, arranged chronologically.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Division of Corrections was created under the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions in 1957 (Ch. 57-317, Laws).  The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions had been instructed to manage all state prisons since 1877 (Ch. 3033, 1877, Laws).  In 1969, the Division of Corrections became part of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (Ch. 69-106, Laws).  The Division's duties were increased in 1975, and it became the Dept. of Offender Rehabilitation (Ch. 75-49, Laws).  The Department was renamed the Dept. of Corrections in 1978 (Ch. 78-53, Laws).
Summary:     This series contains the listing of all convicts received into the state prison system from 1875 to 1972.  The registers include the prisoner's name, sex, race, age, birth state, crime, sentence, dates of arrival at the prison and release, whether the prisoner escaped (date of escape and recapture if any), prison identification number, and the manner of termination of residence; i.e., end of sentence, pardon, death, etc..  The information contained on microfilm includes only the years from 1893 to 1941.
Finding Aids: Box listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Select records from this collection have been digitized and are available on the Florida Memory web site:
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Subject Access Fields: Florida State Prison Farm.
Florida State Prison.
Prison administration Florida
Prisoners Florida
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