The Press: Scandal in New Mexico

When the New Mexico Commission on Youth invited the press on a conducted tour of the state reformatory last spring, only one reporter took advantage of the offer. He was Neil Addington, 30, police reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Addington, a cigar-chomping exmarine, went on the "routine inspection" trip because the paper thought it might be helpful for a series that they were planning on juvenile delinquency. What Reporter Addington found was far from routine. In the state reformatory at Springer (The New Mexico Industrial School for Boys), he discovered that...

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