Books: Sing Sing

When the public hears about Sing Sing Prison, at Ossining, N. Y., it is usually news of an escape or a sensational execution. But escapes are rare; only three of the 18 who have escaped since 1920 are still at large. And news of executions is sensationally inaccurate.

The first authentic and fairly complete picture of what goes on in Sing Sing, from day to day, is told in a book of the month:

LIFE AND DEATH IN SING SING—Lewis E. Lawes—Doubleday, Doran ($3.50).

The Picture. Author Lawes has been warden of Sing Sing since 1920. His kingdom averages about 1,700 inhabitants. They...

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