National Affairs: Prisons & Prohibition

¶ Cattle-herding of U. S. convicts has reached such a pass in the last nine months that the Department of Justice hesitates to enforce criminal statutes with more than routine vigor.

¶ More responsible for prison congestion than any other law-is the National Prohibition Act.

¶ U. S. prisoners are being paroled at the rate of 15 per day to make room for new convicts.

¶ No more criminal laws should be enacted until the U. S. prison system has been adequately enlarged.

Such was the startling testimony Attorney General William DeWitt Mitchell...

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