CRIME: God-Awful Silence

Plucked from Alcatraz Island Prison in San Francisco Bay by the deportation order with which President Roosevelt purged Federal prisons of 151 aliens last month (TIME, Aug. 5) was one William Henry Ambrose, onetime Chicago drug peddler. Before he was shipped back to his native England last week Convict Ambrose gave newshawks a first-hand picture of life inside the great, grey fortress-prison reserved for the most dangerous Federal criminals in the land. Excerpts:

"Not a word can be spoken by the convicts in line, at the table...

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