CRIME: Cattle-Herding

"Although congested as never before in the history of the Institution . . . we have been able to maintain the health and discipline of prisoners. . . . It has been impossible to segregate drug addicts from other prisoners, due to our congestion. I would respectfully recommend that some plan for relief of congestion be undertaken. . . ."—Report of the warden of the U. S. penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., July 1, 1928.

"The health of the prisoners has been excellent, especially when one takes into consideration the overcrowded...

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