The Press: Prison Paper

The state prison at Wethersfield, Conn., is better than most. It is strikingly clean and kept in good repair by the inmates. Each cell has individual toilet facilities and a catalogue of the prison library of 5,000 volumes. There is also a baseball field, a brass band, a monthly newspaper of which Sheriff Simeon Pease is inordinately proud. Last week, two newspapermen took up residence behind Wethersfield walls, were forthwith made editors of the prison paper. Their flamboyant history led the inmates to anticipate a paper that would be edited with imagination, gusto, craftiness.

One of the editors, Raymond E. ("Spike") Delaney,*...

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