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On this date, New York held a total of 2,788 people in its state prisons.

New York, 1857, zoomable map
09/30/1866

State records enumerated on this day gave a New York state prison population of 2,788 people, mostly in its three main prisons of Sing Sing, Auburn, and Clinton.  Of these, 178 were women and another seventy were confined inthe states' convict insane asylum.  (By John Osborne)

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"New York," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 544.

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