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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lawes, Lewis Edward, 1883-1947.
Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing.
New York : The New Home Library, 1942, ©1932
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lewis Edward Lawes
|Notes:||Originally published in 1932.|
|Description:||412 pages ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue : A broadcast --
Rookie days --
A prison without walls --
My introduction to the Big House --
New trails for old --
A prison day --
The rose man --
Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing --
Men, minds and motives --
Who's afraid of the chair? --
Is there a way? --
The great American deterrent.
|Responsibility:||Lewis E. Lawes.|
Lewis Edward Lawes (September 13, 1883 - April 23, 1947) was a prison warden and a proponent of prison reform. During his 21 year tenure at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, he supervised the executions of 303 prisoners. - Wikipedia. Lawes began his career as a nineteen-year-old prison guard and rose through the ranks to his eventual appointment as governor of Sing Sing. Like his predecessor, Thomas M. Osborne, Lawes was committed to educating the press and the public about the harsh realities of prison life and programs that could successfully rehabilitate prisoners. - tcm.com.