CRIME: Prison Purge

Out of U. S. prisons last week President Roosevelt swept by a pen-stroke 64 drug-peddlers, 50 counterfeiters, 37 assorted thieves, murderers, white-slavers, violators of postal, immigration, bankruptcy and motor theft laws. At 95¢ each per day, it was costing the U. S. $52,000 per year to support them in jail. Signing the largest deportation order in U. S. history, the President consigned the 151 criminals, aliens all, to exercise their talents in their native lands.

Italy will get the biggest lot—62. To China go 16. England gets a murderer from Alcatraz. The lone...

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