Nation: Three Bars for Dannemora

CORSICAN brigands, Algerian footpads, Parisian safecrackers and other prowlers in the French underworld learned last week what they were missing by practicing crime at home 'instead of abroad in the U.S. A recent issue of Figaro printed excerpts from My American Prisons, a new book by Parisian Jacques Angelvin, 54, who describes his five years of confinement in half a dozen U.S. jails. Responding to the author's Michelinesque approach, Figaro also displayed appropriate symbols to indicate the comfort, cuisine, amenities, amusements and other facilities offered by American jails.

Angelvin came a cropper on...

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