GEORGIA: Men in Despair

Said the witness: "I was sitting there on the ledge watching them. They laid their legs across two stones. Three men came down the line with hammers breaking their legs. They were using 2O-lb. hammers. I could hear the bones crack. They'd holler some, and turn aside, but they didn't holler too loud. The guard, he was a pretty good piece off, and he couldn't hear them. They asked me to join them, but I said no."

Before a Georgia legislative investigating committee, a lanky, 46-year-old Negro, serving his third term for robbery, was describing a desperate interlude at Georgia's...

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