National Affairs: In Sing Sing

The average convict is a young God-fearing native of the U. S., according to the annual report of Lewis E. Lawes, Warden of Sing Sing Prison at Ossining, N. Y. He says that out of the 1,452 prisoners, 1,445 profess membership in some religious denomination, 1,034 are native Americans, 1,008 held jobs at the time of their crime, 707 had gone to school up to the sixth grade, 67 have college degrees (an increase from 19 for the previous year). The average age of the prisoners is 28.

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