Department of Corrections: Pontiac Correctional Center - Psychologist and Psychiatrist Register, 1919-circa 1969 | Illinois State Archives
Title: Department of Corrections: Pontiac Correctional Center - Psychologist and Psychiatrist Register, 1919-circa 1969
Extent: 1.0 Volumes
Predominant Dates: 1919-1954
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Scope and Contents: Register of inmates examined by staff psychologists and psychiatrists includes the prisoner's registration number and name; date and type of discharge (i.e., DOP died on parole, P paroled, D discharged, T transferred, V parole violation, OOW out on writ, E escaped, PT paper transfer, DPT discharge paper transfer); if transferred, where to; diagnosis (i.e., EGO egocentric personality, IP inadequate personality, EI emotional instability, SP sexual psychopath, PN psychoneurosis, MD mental deficiency, NDA no demonstratable abnormality, CBS cerebrospinal syphilis, DA drug addict, DD diagnosis deferred, END glandular disturbance, PSY psychosis, ALCH alcoholism, EPIL epilepsy, PEL post-encephalitis lethargica, DEF DEL defective delinquent, N special psychiatric note); an alphabetical rating attached to the diagnosis; and occasional remarks (e.g., prison jacket set to Menard, prison sentence). The alphabetical rating attached to the diagnosis was discontinued in 1944 and the diagnosis itself was dropped in 1947.