"Nellie Bly a Prisoner" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"Nellie Bly a Prisoner" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"She Has Herself Arrested to Gain Entrance to a Station-House"

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: February 24, 1889 | Publication: New York World | pages: p9

"The reasons for the undertaking which I describe below were: First, The World wanted to know how women - particularly innocent women - who fall into the hands of the police are treated by them, and second, what necessity, if any, there is for providing station-houses with matrons. . ."

Bly gets herself arrested to experience life for a woman in jail.

Public domain.