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Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing

Author: Lewis Edward Lawes
Publisher: New York : The New Home Library, 1942, ©1932.
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"The true inside story of what happens to criminals in the nation's most famous prison, told for the first time by the nation's most famous warden. Humor, pathos, tragedy, adventure, crime, instruction, the death penalty-are all the elements of human interest are illustrated by countless actual incidents in the lives of the men and women who have been under Warden Lawes' care. Crime story addicts, students of
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Lawes, Lewis Edward, 1883-1947.
Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing.
New York : The New Home Library, 1942, ©1932
(OCoLC)894446330
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Edward Lawes
OCLC Number: 391405
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? --
Groping --
The great American deterrent.
Responsibility: Lewis E. Lawes.

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"The true inside story of what happens to criminals in the nation's most famous prison, told for the first time by the nation's most famous warden. Humor, pathos, tragedy, adventure, crime, instruction, the death penalty-are all the elements of human interest are illustrated by countless actual incidents in the lives of the men and women who have been under Warden Lawes' care. Crime story addicts, students of penology, readers who love a story for its own sake and readers who want light on one of the America's greatest social problems will find in this book a feast of fresh, tingling material." - Jacket.

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.

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