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  • Inside Sing Sing Prison and The Mutual Welfare League

    Inside Sing Sing Prison and The Mutual Welfare League

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    Forty miles north of New York City, “up the Hudson River,” Sing Sing Prison got a new warden in 1915. Thomas Mott Osborne ushered in a wave of penal reform. Out went the lockstep, in came (limited) prisoner self-governance. T. Fred Robbins, a nearby photographer and constable, was allowed to document many of the changes…

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Past Article

Bob Teevan
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It is often the case that an ordinary postcard poses the most complex question. Literally, a message from an uncle in the first port of call off the high seas to his nephew in the port city of Plymouth, England, became a mystery of identities. And, it remains unsolved. This reminds us that there are no answers to some questions.

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