CRIME: At Sing Sing

Prisons are abnormal places. Most things that happen in them would be incongruous in society at large. Conversely, much that happens in society at large would seem incongruous in a prison. One evening last week there were three episodes at Sing Sing, New York's famed penitentiary, of which the most horrible was the least incongruous:

1) About 1,000 visitors filed into the prison after nightfall. As the rule requires, all were searched. Ten, it was discovered, carried flasks of whiskey. Warden Lewis E. Lawes commented: "If you searched the ordinary theatre audience of that size it's quite likely you'd...

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