Sub-series 312-67-2 - Halifax (N.S.: County). Committal and discharge books - criminals

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Halifax (N.S.: County). Committal and discharge books - criminals

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  • 1885-1967 (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records

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Sub-series consists of ledgers used to record criminals committed and discharged from the County Jail. Ledgers are arranged in chronological order of admittance and contain the following types of inmate information: name, crime, dates of committal and discharge, the individuals responsible for the inmate's committal and discharge, length of stay, and sometimes additional remarks concerning the inmate, such as where they were released to; subsequent court appearances and sentencing. The back of the ledger dating from 1960-1961 contains the signatures of guards changing duty in the back.

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Inmate names are arranged roughly in chronological order by date of committal. For some years the entries are out of order, or some earlier ones are listed at the end of that calendar year.

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Alphabetical indexes are available for all ledgers excepting the one dating from 1885-1898. The index for the ledger from 1910-1920 is separate from the ledger while the others are located within the ledgers themselves.

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The Jailor's daybook (312-67-8) dating from 1960-1963 contains some committal and discharge entries from 1963.

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