Penal Reform

Archive Report

Prison Riots and Penal Administration

Under ordinary circumstances the American public is completely unaware of what happens to men and women after conviction and sentencing for crime. A jail break or prison riot may stir temporary interest in the community affected, but on the whole the prison population of the United States is about as remote from the national consciousness as Devil's Island from metropolitan France.1

But the national concern over organized crime, as revealed by federal and local investigations, may now be turned to concern for effective treatment of criminals as the result of a series of outbreaks in prisons which has extended back more than a year. Recent prison violence has been neither so widespread nor so serious as the bloody riots of 1929–1930 ...

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