"Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing (Criminal Justice in America)". Published by Ray Long & Richard R. Smith. 412 pages. Reprinted 1942 by New Home Library. Other editions (including facsimiles) available. NOTES: (1) Filmed as 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
(1932), Invisible Stripes
(1939). (2) Lawes was a prison warden (New York's ...
Warden Lewis E. Lawes
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He began a radio show in the fall of 1932 entitled, "20,000 Years in Sing Sing," which he narrated, dramatizing the crimes and punishments of selected inmates in his prison. This inspired a similarly titled film, 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
(1932), starring Spencer Tracy
and Bette Davis
. Lawes continued to appear on radio until 1947, culminating in the show, "The Cases of Warden Lawes.".