CRIME: At Leavenworth

From New York the contagion of prison revolt last week spread to the Federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan. It infected U. S. convicts with a fit of riotous fury which took six hours to cure. The prison temperature was 100°. Spanish rice was repeated at the noon mess. Nine hundred of the penitentiary's 3,758 inmates rebelled, threw their food and plates about, broke windows, seized knives and forks. Ordered back to their cells, they bolted for the prison yard where they screamed curses, milled about frantically, became...

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