"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), Castle on the Hudson
(1940). (2) Lawes was...
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 ...