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Chart of Inmates in the State Institutions
Caption: Pie chart depicting various types of inmates housed in state institutionsRead plain text of document
State institutions grew throughout New York state after the founding of the New York Asylum in 1851 and into the mid-20th century. Labeled “inmates,” people with different types of disabilities were often counted and categorized alongside “reformatory” inmates, or delinquent youth, some of whom may have also been disabled. Other classes of inmates included “tuberculosis patients,” “Indian children,” and “veterans and widows of veterans.”
Several of these institutions were built in New York City on the underused islands between Manhattan and Brooklyn, segregating people completely from society.
Date: January, 1921
Creator: Annual Report of the State Board of Charities of the State of New York, 1921, page 35, via Google Books.
Source: Annual Report of the State Board of Charities of the State of New York, 1921, page 35, via Google Books.
Copyright: Public domain
How to cite: “Chart of Inmates in the State Institutions” in New York City Civil Rights History Project, Accessed: [Month Day, Year], https://nyccivilrightshistory.org/gallery/chart-of-inmates."
- What do the categories of people on this pie chart have in common?
- What types of disability are represented on this chart? Are they visible or non-visible disabilities?