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Source: Star
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Auburn Prison”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 8 June 1904
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 5
Pagination: [5]

“Auburn Prison.” Star [Reynoldsville] 8 June 1904 v13n5: p. [5].
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Cordello C. Herrick (public addresses); Auburn State Prison; criminals; Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Auburn, NY).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Cordello C. Herrick; William McKinley.


Auburn Prison

     Sunday afternoon the editor of THE STAR heard Rev. Cordello Herrick, chaplain of the Auburn, N. Y., prison talk almost one hour and a half in the M. E. church in DuBois, to men only. His subject was “The Men Who Wear Stripes.” There are 1150 men in the Auburn prison. Their average age is 29 years; they represent 267 different trades, callings and professions; 70 per cent of them are unmarried; 37 per cent had been in reformatories before going to prison; 84 per cent drank liquor; 64 per cent of their fathers used intoxicants. There are a number of young men in the prison between the ages of 18 and 22 years and a large percentage of them read yellow literature and their crimes were committed on account of reading that kind of trash. New York State has only one prison for women and there are one hundred women in that prison while there are four thousand men in the prisons of New York state [sic]. Rev. Herrick said: “The women go to church and the men go to prison.”
     Rev. Herrick said that during the seven years he has been chaplain of the Auburn prison there has only been one prisoner in that institution who was not repentant and sorry for the crime he committed and that was Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley.



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