Sing Sing Prison

Sing Sing Correctional Facility is maximum security prison in Ossining, New York. Both Benjamin Gitlow and James Larkin were sentenced to Sing Sing. On January 1, 1920, Lewis E. Lawes became warden, a position he held the next twenty-one years, instituting reforms. A noted prison reformer, Lawes was a friend of Clarence Darrow. Lawes most well known book is Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing.
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