NY Commutations
1877
Conroy - Downey

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Name

Date

Sentenced

County

Crime

Term

Prison

Comment

Conroy, David

3/7/1879

5/10/1878

New York

assault to harm

1 year & 6 months

Sing Sing

Commuted to 1 year from 5/10/1878, subject to the legal deduction

Coughlin, Owen

7/28/1879

2/1879

Albany

breach of the peace

360 days

Albany County Penitentiary

Commuted to 6 months, form 2/18/1879, actual service

Covey, Joshua

11/27/1878

5/29/1858

Washington

rape

life

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 20 years & 6 months' actual service

Craft, Hiram

6/11/1878

5/25/1875

New York

grand larceny

5 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 4 years & 1 month, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Craig, Thomas

4/15/1878

12/16/1875

St Lawrence

burglary & larceny

5 years & 4 months

Clinton

Sentence commuted to 3 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Cummings, John

8/23/1878

8/1879

Orange

assault & battery

4 months & fined $25

Albany County Penitentiary

Commuted to payment of the fine of $25

Danks, Alvin O

1/18/1878

6/29/1875

Lewis

perjury

5 years

Auburn

Sentence commuted to 3 years & 4 months, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Delaney, Lawrence

11/14/1879

7/18/1879

Kings

assault & battery

6 months

Kings County Penitentiary

Commuted to 4 months, form 7/18/1879, actual service

Devine, Dirk

8/3/1878

12/8/1876

New York

assault to harm

3 years

Sing Sing

Sentence commuted to 2 years, subject to the legal deduction for good conduct

Donahue, James

8/4/1879

2/6/1878

Kings

grand larceny

5 years

Kings County Penitentiary

Commuted to 1 year & 6 months, form 2/6/1878, actual service

Donohue, Michael

3/21/1879

6/7/1872

New York

burglary, 3rd degree

5 years

Sing Sing

While serving this sentence, as a convict in the Auburn State Prison, he killed a fellow convict; was indicted for murder in the first degree, and found guilty of manslaughter in the third degree. He was thereupon sentenced on the 16th day of May, 1874, from Cayuga county to an additional term of four years, to commence at the expiration of the term of his former sentence, to wit, the 6th day of June, 1877. His sentence is hereby commuted so as to expire on the 22d day of March, 1879

Douglas, George

10/4/1878

6/6/1878

New York

petit larceny, from the person

15 months

New York County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 4 months' actual service

Douglass, Harvey

3/26/1879

12/27/1878

New York

petit larceny

6 months

New York County Penitentiary

Commuted to 3 months, from 12/27/1878, actual service

Downey, Michael

3/15/1878

7/1/1875

Albany

larceny from the person

4 years

Albany County Penitentiary

Sentence commuted to 2 years, 8 months & 14 days' actual service

 

Public Papers of Lucius Robinson Governor of the State of New York 1877,"  The Argus Company, Printers 1877, Albany, NY, pages 177 to 229

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