FRANCE: Madding Peepers

Among characteristic U. S. luxuries are jail cell doors of iron or steel bars. Considered fantastically extravagant abroad, these permit the U. S. jailbird to see out, give him a feeling of proximity to other human beings as they pass up & down the corridor. In Europe cell doors are solid, cheap, have a peephole closed by a metal flap. Day & night, usually at 20 minute intervals, the prisoner hears the flap click, knows that he is being peeped at by his guards. This makes most prisoners nervous, has come to be...