This week in public records: California – New York

The Del Norte, California Tax Assessor has added a real property search by parcel number.

The New York City Department of Corrections is testing an inmate database that has more extensive details than Vinelink, including projected release date and inmate physical description. The New York State Department of Corrections has current and historical data on prisoners in the state system but not the local facilities. These three sources offer a good training on the value of drawing on multiple sources for a particular type of information. [Reported in Legal Dockets Online.]

Here are results of a name search done through each of these sites. The NY State site returns a historical incarceration but not the information that the individual is in a NYC facility. Vineline and the NYC DOC both have the current custody status but the NYC site reveals more details.

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NYS DOC
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