Letters, Dec. 9, 1935

Lifer's TIME

No, I am not a lifer in Sing Sing. But, I am a ''Lifer" in San Quentin, which, to all intents and purposes, is the same thing. But when you state that ''time" is unimportant to a "lifer," you merely admit an unconsidered contemplation of a "lifer's" outlook.* As a matter of fact, time is of more importance to a "lifer" who is alive than it is to the ordinary termer. The termer has a more or less definite time of freedom to look forward to. But the lifer has constantly before...

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