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Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Kings County Penitentiary


Excerpt from Bread & Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch:

In 1877, Act 172 was passed by the New York State Legislature which stated that, thereafter, women would be sent to penitentiaries instead of prisons. Section one of the act stated, “The superintendent of state prisons is hereby authorized to transfer all the female convicts confined in the state prison at Sing Sing to such penitentiary or penitentiaries as he may select. …” The Act was passed on April 24, 1877 abolishing the female department of Sing Sing. The following month, fifty prisoners were sent to Kings County Penitentiary, known locally as “Crow’s Hill.”

Kings County Penitentiary
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  1. Thank you so much for putting in the directions to leaving a link. I'm one of those who needs someone to draw a picture!

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  2. Interesting. I never knew women prisoner's were kept in the same places as the men...seems like they've always had a separate prison.

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