"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
Did You Know?
At the urging of New York Gov. Alfred E. Smith
, Lawes accepted the wardenship of Sing Sing Prison in 1920 on the condition that it not be a political appointment and he had complete oversight of the institution. A staunch believer in prison reform and rehabilitation, he remained warden there until 1941. Lawes consistently donated the income from his books, films and popular radio shows to ...