The web resource for NY correction history --- 7000+ files of text & images totaling 460+ Mbs.

New York Correction
History Society

To pursue, preserve and promote
the history of correction services in New York

* Correction * Parole * Probation * Juvenile Justice *
* Alternatives to Incarceration * Transitional Services *

Silver
Medal
of
Valor
Returns
to
DOC
. . .
83
years
Later
Female
Inmate
Sets
Self
Aflame
in 1875
Harlem
Jail;
Responding
Keeper
Drops
Dead.

NYC DOC launches Twitter account to promote
Boldest thru social media technology. Click to access.
"Bill" Mendoza contributed 4 of our web site's "Mystery Photos." He also appeared in 2 others as well, including the original one which began the series.

Click for his In Memoriam page.
The NY
Correction
History
web site
mourns the
passing of
Retired ADW
William
Mendoza.

1/28 update:
40 Facebook
groups
of
NYC
DOC
staffers,
current
and/or
former.

To: Benjamin Ward Rikers Central Visit Building Dedication page

Best Wishes on NY Correction History FB Group Page to departing DOC DCPI Sharman Stein

50+
NYC
DOC
uniform
patches,
past
and
current.
How many
of 80+
names in
Jan.1995
Correction
News
Dateline

do you
recognize?

To excerpts from November 1993 Correction News Dateline issue.

Mystery photo of
DOC responders
to Nov. 24, 1975
Rikers Island
riot/hostage
siege: Where
was pix taken?
What area,
what jail?

1912, 1913 & 1916 newspaper & magazine texts telling "stranger than fiction" story.


'Welcome
to Rikers
Island,
Mother Teresa!'
Bklyn House of Detention for Men opened as NYCís
Click icon left to access how jail built for Bklyn's adult male detainees was diverted to house teens remanded from all 5 boros.
*** *** *** ***
Analysis covers 2 decades. Includes 64 images plus PDFs of 24 full pages from 1956 &1957 annual reports.
'Interim' teen remand shelter. 'Interim' = 12 years.

'When
NYC DOC
Women COs
'Turned Blue'
Black History Month Slide Presentation

COBA newsletter, as typed & duplicated, circa 35 years ago.

March,1976

Sept.,1976

Dec.,1976

Richie Basoa's
COBA election slate
newsletters 1976-77

Read Commissioner's End of Year 2011 Message & view look-back-at-2011 photos from Medal Day booklet.

NYC DOC Medal Day 2011
booklet In Memoriam list.
Click for update on NAACP
honoring Jackie McMickens

DOC 1st Vets Day Parade: 11/11/11.
Warden Roth would have loved it.
Images of DOC 1st Vets Day Parade.
Facebook comments loved it. Read them.


Click image
right for
Oct. 12, 2011
Salute to
NYCD
Columbia
Association
Chaplain
Emeritus
x
He died
Oct. 18,2011.
Click image
left for
16 'Fond
Farewell,
Father
Charlie'
photos.

DOC Mystery
Photo #17:
Recruiting
Promo Pix
from a
Generation
Ago

Labor holiday
remembrance:
72 killed
en route
to Rikers
penitentiary
construction
site in 1932
Collage of NY
Correction
9-11 related
images in
observance
of WTC
attack 10th
anniversary
AMKC COs
Patrick Coffey
& J. B. Brown
retire after
DOC service
totaling 71+
years!
A Facebook
member? If so,
click to see,
maybe join
our New York
Correction
History
group on FB.
2 dozen+
images
and the
annotated
music to
view them
with this
July 4th
weekend
Roosevelt
Island
1829
Double
Hanging
Helped
End NY
Public
Executions
Dinosaurs
Extinct?
Hunt Is
On For
DOC
Variety.
Look for
Tell-Tale
Pin.

Visit
C.O.
McCall's
YouTube
Channel
of great
NYC
DOC
videos.
Hart Island Civil War 'Look'
2nd Hart Isle Glass Slide
Rikers' 26th USCTs parade.
See PowerPoint-based PDF of slides of 2011 Black History Month Feb. 14th event on Rikers Island

See PowerPoint-based PDF of slides of 2011 Women's History Month March 24th event on Rikers Island
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For names of Correction History women in animation right, click image after sequence completion >>>>


CO Motchan Stories

Select archives list & click "go."

Remembrance:
Motchan Plus
7 Others



NYS COC

"Images of America"

aka Welfare Island,
aka Blackwell's Island


Catholic Worker
on Abraham House.


Facility Profiles


DOCS Commissioners


Captive Spirituality





Electrocutions
1940 NYS Sheriff Association Convention Journal photos & text


NYCHS presentation at Researching New York

Fine Arts Behind Bars: Painting & Friendship

The Big House -- Auburn

Premiered 5/29/2003 on THC


Hanging Executions 1779-1889

Rikers & Welfare Island Prison Photos


DOC coloring book;
downloadable
versions.

Research Help


35 views
from NYCTV
documentary

185-image
Virtual Tour
of Harlem
Court & Jail



DOC Centennial

2006 newsletter


PDF
newsletter
reviews
150 pages
added to
NYCHS
web site
during
2010.

2009 lookback

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See invitation to, program for 1930
NYC DOC Prison Keepers graduation

1930 NYC Department of Correction
Prison Keepers Training School Graduation Photo

Correction
Olympics'
Committee's
1981 C-71
Reunion
Album:
25 Photos,
Many Names,
Some Tributes
From
Toulon's
Treasure
Trove of
NYC
Correction
Photos:
100+
images
67
images
of
1920s
landfilling.
3 versions:
HTML or
PDF or
PPSX (PPT)

Former DOC Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso Honored as DSNY Columbia Assn. 'Man of the Year.'

Correction
Guardians'
50th
Anniversary
Journal
Excerpts:
100s
of images
& names
8-page web
reproduction
of March
1982
NYC DOC
newsletter
Inside Out:
all images,
full texts
4-page web
reproduction
of May
1973
COBA
newsletter
COBA News:
all images,
full texts

Above: Click image left for PDF summary. <---> Click image right for detailed web 8-pager.

The Cemetery
Within a Cemetery:
Soldiers' Plot
in Potter's Field

Thank you:
Eileen McHugh, Mike Pettigrass
& Arcadia Publishing

for acknowledging correctionhistory.org
& its pages devoted to Auburn prison history by John N. Miskell (far right).

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Meet 19th Century Sister of Matthew Broderick in 'Glory'
Josephine Shaw Lowell made history too. She did it reforming
NYS & NYC Charities & Correction.
Click either image to access.

April 12, 1903 Newspaper Report on NYC DOC Lessons for Abusive Husbands


Meet Al Margolis,
the 'Mench' in DOC
Fiscal 40+ Years

A Rikers Island Employee ID
Card? Yes. Meet George
Rothaizer Who Had One

Lookback at Scenes
on NYC Reformatory's
New Hampton Farms

* - Mogul and Friend.
* - Goord departs DOCS
after 32 yrs, 10 heading it.

* - Goord's good-byes:
To Pataki, DOCS, ASCA

* - Leclaire named Goord successor.

NYS Correction 40-Year Look-back:
1970 Beacon Academy Photo

Looking back
100 Years:
1870 - 1970.

A look at where NYS
Correction facilities
were in 1970
19th Century Correction photos
shown at state fair circa 1970.


40 years ago.

Rikers Penitentiary Cornerstone 'Inside Story'.

Another Reason for Thanksgiving in 2009:
That Some People Care.

John Miskell's
Better Than
Hanging

Saluting NY's
Reform School
Ship as SUNY
Maritime
College Ancestor?

Click image above left for PDF summary. <---> Click image above right for detailed web 8-parter.


Clue to Hart Island glass slide photo?

Fingerprint Update

14 close-up views from Army aerial photo.

Founding NYCHS trustees confer (1999): Then long-time Board of Correction member Barbara Margolis and then NYC DOC First Deputy Commissioner Gary Lanigan.

Click image for Bobbie's Vera obit. Use browser's back button to return.
Barbara
Margolis:
NYCHS
Founding
Trustee

We mourn
our loss.
We
celebrate
her life.

Dr. Dora B. Schriro,
1985 - 1989
Assistant
Commissioner
For Special
Programs,
'Comes Home'
To NYC Dept.
Of Correction:
as Commissioner.

Son Searches
for ID of Mom's
Portrait Painter
Who Was
Fellow Inmate
of Her Uncle
at Dannemora
Rikers Island
Bd./Dept. of Ed.
Schools' 50th
Anniversary
Noted at
Horizon Academy
2009 Graduation

Foursome of Ticket Firsts:
Sarah Palin,
Geraldine Ferraro
. . . Katharine Bement Davis?
Mary M. Lilly?

Suffrage & Correction Histories Intersections.

Pierre Raphael's God Behind Bars:
Rikers Chaplain Reflects on Lord's Prayer
Click image to access excerpts.
Click image for 72-slide

PowerPoint/Internet Explorer Presentation
2 JATC inmate murals in
DeNiro mess hall. Click.

With NYC Reformatory & NYS Dannemora inmates, Ernest W. Blue cleared woods outside the walls.
Click image to access stories on Ernest W. Blue & Robert Rosenbluth's forestry camps for prisoners.

Cattaraugus County Timeline of Executions.

12 such murder cases in 70 years: Dec. 18, 1869 thru Dec. 9, 1939

From Ret. ADW Mendoza


RMSC transition team in late '80s.

'Outraged Woman'

1931 staff at Welfare Island female inmates jail.
Mystery photo: When female officers could wear skirts. Click
--->

Mystery photo 2: When Jackie McMickens posed with pipe band at ferry slip. Click
--->
Then CO Toulon Brought Correction Into NYC Classrooms.

Click image
right
for details.


Including a "virtual tour" of Elizabethtown old jail.

History conference slide show.
Rediscovering NYS' Mostly Forgotten 1st Penitentiary:
Newgate in NYC
W. David Lewis book excerpts

Sketch of 1797 NYC Prison in NYC: Newgate

Lewis' book

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