Foreign News: From Cradle to Gallows

Even condemned murderers in death cells may soon feel the motherly touch of Britain's welfare state. Harley Cronin, general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association, recently wrote as follows to the Prison Commission: "After a long spell of waiting, both the prisoner and the staff get thoroughly tired of playing cards, chess, etc., and the provision of wireless would be a boon . . . With careful selection suitable programs could be tuned into." At week's end the Home Office, which supervises British prisons, still had the request under consideration.

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