Tag: Mutual Welfare League

  • 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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Donald T. Matter, Jr.

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Shopping for antique books can be therapeutic; it quiets the body, and yet stimulates the mind. Usually. But one hot day in New York, our author experienced something entirely different. It may be said, he was insulted, disrespected and almost robbed, but we’ll let him tell it.

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