National Affairs: Prisoners' Prisoner Free

After 21 years in Sing Sing, Warden Lewis E. Lawes this week announced that, like most of the prison's inmates, he now wanted to retire, "to devote myself to many causes which have long interested me." Among them will be more sound books (20,000 Years in Sing Sing) and articles on penology, perhaps a university job, social-service work among boys.

Humane boss of the most famed prison in the U.S., Lawes said with proper pride, when asked how his 2,500 inmates felt about his retirement: "Some of them will probably feel bad." Some famous Lawes charges: City Editor Charles E. Chapin, Richard...

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