State Asylum for Insane Criminals (Auburn, N.Y.)

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The State Asylum for Insane Criminals was the first institution in America for the the criminally insane, established in 1859 as the New York Asylum for Insane Convicts on the grounds of Auburn State Prison in Auburn, N.Y. In Apr. 1892, the institution relocated from Auburn to Matteawan (Fishkill). The following year it was renamed Matteawan State Hospital.

From the description of New York State Asylum for Insane Criminals collection, 1878-1892. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 719997051

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associatedWith Allison, H. E. 1851-1904. person
associatedWith Bundy, Edwin S. person
associatedWith Howell, James F., steward. person
associatedWith Lippitt, Moses H. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Carlos F. 1845-1926. person
associatedWith Milks, Levi. person
associatedWith Palmer, Frederick L. person
associatedWith Renstle, John F. person
associatedWith Tubbs, J. Nelson. person
associatedWith United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Auburn (N.Y.)
Mentally ill--commitment and detention
Mentally ill offenders

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Active 1878

Active 1892



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SNAC ID: 19693014