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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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When Abigail Adams penned a letter in 1776 to her husband, congressman John Adams, asking him to please “remember the ladies” as he and his fellow founding fathers were preparing our nations new code of laws, she undeniably meant to include women with the men, the mothers with the fathers and the daughter with the sons. Everyone was important in the fight for liberty. Mrs. Adams wanted “liberty for all.” Suffrage for women took more than a century to become reality. Here is a piece of the story.

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