CRIME: CRIME Prisoners in the Parlor

Alabama's State Prison at Wetumpka opened a beauty parlor to improve morale, teach trades to women prisoners. Last week there was a riot among the 300 women (210 of them Negroes) when one was told she couldn't have her nails manicured. When the screaming and scratching ended, Warden J. Curtis Weldon Sr. gave five white women prisoners their choice of seven lashes apiece or loss of prison privileges for 60 days. They chose the flogging, which the warden administered himself. Alabama's Governor Dixon promptly fired the warden.


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