Donald Lowrie

Donald Lowrie was convicted of burglary and sentenced to fifteen years in San Quentin State Prison. He served ten years and after being released he wrote a book called "My Life in Prison" published in 1912 in which he argued for prison reform. He later wrote "My Life Out of Prison" in which he briefly discussed Clarence Darrow's stance against capital punishment. Lowrie had heard Darrow testify before the California legislature on this topic. Lowrie was an influential prison reformer.