Jail

Behind the Bars in the State's Great Prison; Detailed Story of the Inside Workings of the Institution; The Dark Cell Described and the Weighing Machine Pictured; Some of the Once Prominent Men Who Are Temporarily Sojourning There; How Warden Brush and Principal Keeper Comnoughton Rule the Unruly; Punishment Tempered with Mercy; Good Food and Frequent Baths; Compulsory Eduation; Tobacco in the Cells; Most of the Inmates Once Went to Sunday School; Moral Training; What Hard Labor Means; Distinguished Prisoners; Ferdinand Ward; Jachnee; Buddensiek and Others; Modern Theories of Prison Discipline; Horror of the Slow-Passing Days; aD and
Henry Guy Carleton
Reporter's lengthy narrative of his two days in prison.
Charles Howe
Howe describes his experience posing as/working as part of this investigation as guard at San Quentin.
Charles Howe
Howe describes conditions for the 655 women in prison at the California Institute for Women near Chino, the state's only women's facility.
Charles Howe
An overview of the California prison system, which, at the time was the world's 3rd largest after China and the Soviet Union.
"She Has Herself Arrested to Gain Entrance to a Station-House"
Nellie Bly
Bly gets herself arrested to experience life for a woman in jail.
Athelia Knight
Judges and corrections officials disagree on the severity of the drug problem at Lorton in the conclusion to the prison series.
Athelia Knight
The third article in the Lorton series examines the double lives and dangerous competition between the shuttle bus drivers to the prison.
Athelia Knight
The second in the series of articles on drug smuggling into Lorton Reformatory.
Athelia Knight
The first in a four-part series on how drugs were smuggled in to Lorton Reformatory
Six Days in State Prison Through The Eyes of a 'Murderer'
Ben H. Bagdikian
Bagdikian goes undercover as an inmate in central Pennsylvania for six days, after three months of reporting on the prison system from the "outside."
Ben H. Bagdikian
The first article in the Shame of Prisons series is an overview if the major challenges and shortcomings of the American corrections system.
Ben H. Bagdikian
Ben H. Bagdikian's personal assessment of DC's corrections department, written at the conclusion of his series on the subject.
Ben H. Bagdikian
Looks at the then growing number of civil suits against prison administrators, and the conditions allegedly causing them.
Leon Dash
An article outlining and examining the effectiveness of various rehabilitation methods for prisoners in the District of Columbia corrections system, with a focus on halfway houses.
Ben H. Bagdikian
An article about the conditions of the juvenile prison system in the US, focusing on different theories of reform.
Ben H. Bagdikian
An article focusing on the condition of American Women's prisons and reformatories. The article covers the subject more generally than the headline and lede would suggest.
Modesto Aroused By Its Rotten Jail
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Salinger reports on tentative plans to renovate Stanislaus county jail at Modesto, adding to it a penal farm.
Warren, Brown Tell How Conditions Can Be Improved
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the series, Salinger reports on Governor Warren and Attorney General Brown's reaction to the Chronicle's expose on the horrible conditions of San Francisco county jails.
Men in S.F. Jails Get Helping Hand
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger profiles the Northern California Service League, a organization dedicated to helping recently released convicts find housing, jobs and readjust to living on the outside.
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