Tag: Thomas Mott Osborne

  • 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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Ray Hahn

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Learning the history of a special interest is not always easy, especially when you need to read old books and dusty newspapers, but when you learn from a Christmas present, it is a true pleasure. Here’s a story of a real special lady.

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