ED U CATIO N: Tempest in Mississippi

As far as Criminologist Alfred C. Schnur of the University of Mississippi could see, the topic of his talk before the Oxford (Miss.) Rotary Club was a perfectly natural one: criminology. For some time Professor Schnur had been studying Mississippi's big penitentiary farm at Parchman. Speaking to the Rotarians as an expert, he expressed some serious doubts about its use of the lash, its lack of an adequate rehabilitation program and the fact that young first offenders are thrown indiscriminately among hardened criminals. But as soon as the news began to spread that he had called Parchman "a training ground for...

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