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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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Grandville Landsdell

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Mark Twain once mused that travel is the best defense against prejudice. If you visit foreign places, learn their culture, study their art, eat their food, and most of all, drink their wine, you will be entranced by the facts you learn.

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