In the letter Tutwiler declines White's the invitation to attend a prison reform conference, but she outlines eight reforms to be considered. First, she hopes that "convicts should not be employed in any occupation where loss of life is far above...
At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it he reports on conditions in the Chilton County jail, where there are twenty-five prisoners (six white men, eighteen African American men, and one African...
A letter to Governor Miller. L. H. Goodshaw questions the handling of the Scottsboro Boys and other prisoners in the Alabama jail system. He wonders why the guards do not do a better job of protecting them, or if they have other inmates accost...
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