VI-"Alcoholic as 'Tank Judge'" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

VI-"Alcoholic as 'Tank Judge'" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

Reporter 'Does Time' at Bakersfield, Again Finds Bad Food, Overcrowding

by: Pierre Salinger | publication date: February 1, 1953 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

Duggan, "The Duke," a tall, thin dark-haired alcoholic met me as I walked into block "Left Three" of the Kern County Jail at Bakersfield on a sunny Friday morning two weeks ago. He was the assistant Tank Judge.

In the sixth installment to the California Jails Expose series, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger describes his first day and night at the second jail he gained access to: Kern County Jail at Bakersfield.

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