National Affairs: Protuberant Jails

A year or so ago when Attorney General (now Associate Justice) Stone came into office, he ordered that every effort be made to clear up the large number of Prohibition cases in arrears before the courts. The effort was made. Mail)7 convictions resulted. Now the result is being felt. The Federal prisons at Atlanta, Leavenworth and McNeill's Island are badly overcrowded. Some prisoners have been "boarded" by the Federal Government in local jails—an expensive business for the Government. In order to reduce the crowding, the board of paroles has been ordered to expedite...

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