"With the Prison Matrons" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"With the Prison Matrons" - Nellie Bly - New York World

They Tell Nellie Bly That Women Never Reform

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: January 13, 1889 | Publication: New York World |

"'Seventeen years is a long time for an innocent woman to be in prison.' I answered the speaker with a sympathetic smile. I though, as I glanced at the kindly face and the neatly dressed hair, which Time has touched with frosty fingers what love of humanity, what patience she must possess to spend seventeen years in unceasing labor for the ill-fated outcast world. . ."

Nellie Bly goes to prisons and talks to women about why they do not reform.

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