NYCHS Virtual Tour of Harlem Prison at Harlem Court:House

Above: Dec. 20 and 21, 1909, inmate movement ledger page reporting transfer of convicted prisoners to serve their sentences at the Work House on Blackwell's Island and the transfer of detainees to the Tombs aka City Prison to await further proceedings.

The last name after the inmate's name is that of the magistrate who ordered the inmate transfer. Sometimes a ditto (") mark is used instead of the magistrate's last name.

(Detainee first names have been blotted out digitally in the image -- but only in the image, not the actual page -- because the webmaster has no information on the outcomes in their cases.)



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The above view is a scene originally captured on digital camera by free-lance photographer and retired NYC Correction Officer Gerald Schultz (212 222-9161) who reserves and retains all rights thereto. NYCHS appreciates his allowing the use of his photos in this web presentation.

The web page design and text are by NYCHS which reserves and retains all rights thereto. E-mail NYCHS at

Note: The unrestored look of the ex-jail and former living quarters in this image sequence and upcoming virtual tour sequences constitutes no reflection upon the NYC Civil Court, the Harlem Community Justice Center and others active in the restored part of the courthouse structure.

The ex-jail and the former living quarters are not part of the restoration program. Those unrestored parts of the building are outside the mandate of those agencies.

However, to their and their staffs' credit, they demonstrate commendable civic interest in providing what information and assistance they can to researchers studying the history of the ex-jail and former living quarters.