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Ruffin’s findings led the Justice Department to announce that about 400 inmates, being held at the jail in federal criminal cases, will be transferred to a penitentiary in Pennsylvania.
D.C. JAIL ORDERED U.S. MARSHALS TO LEAVE AFTER SURPRISE INSPECTIONS, JUDGE SAYSSPENCER HSU, EMILY DAVIES, PAUL M. DUGGANNOVEMBER 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I didn’t want him to talk himself into the penitentiary for life.
HE ROBBED A TACO JOINT WITH A TOY WATER GUN FOR $264. HE GOT LIFE IN PRISON.KATE BRIQUELETMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
One of the first documented outbreaks of the 1918 influenza pandemic happened in San Quentin State Prison, the infamous and overpopulated penitentiary where Johnny Cash sang.
ON SURVIVING—AND LEAVING—PRISON DURING A PANDEMICSARAH SCOLESJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
There is nothing like it among us at the present day except within the melancholy precincts of the penitentiary.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
He didn't think the penitentiary the place for them, and would not have the convicts contaminated by them.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
In the three months of penitentiary life I have learned many things.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
We are requiring heavy bail and asking for imprisonment in the penitentiary in case of conviction.
FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLSVARIOUS
In a remote state of the West there is a respectable and successful farmer, who was once sentenced to the penitentiary for life.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
He was going back to serve his eighteen years in the penitentiary and was remaining jovial.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
But all the time I couldn't help thinking that he must go back to the penitentiary for eighteen years.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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