National Affairs: Death Among Thieves

The Federal Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., sometimes called "the country club," is also a rough place, the scene of several recent beatings and sluggings and the home of several gangland veterans of a 1952 riot at the Chillicothe, Ohio prison. Last week one, or two, or three Lewisburg inmates crept into a third-floor, four-man cell and swung a brick in a knotted white sock down on the head of a sleeping man. The victim: William Walter Remington, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa (Dartmouth), M.A. (Columbia), and convicted perjurer.

After the attack, Remington crawled down a flight of steps, was found by a guard...

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