SPAIN: Too Soft

Because many members of the Spanish Republican Government came to power directly from Spanish Royal Jails (TIME, May 4, 1931) their interest in comfortable jail conditions is peculiarly great. Last week they were acutely sorry to lose Senorita Victoria Kent, first woman ever appointed Minister of Spanish Prisons.

Spanish with some English blood, Senorita Kent has been practicing law in Spain for four years. She got her real start by defending such revolutionists as the present Minister of Justice, Senor Alvaro Albornoz. Last week this gallant and grateful Minister could not bring himself to mention to Parliament that Senorita Kent...

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