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Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for OSSINING

An excerpt from Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch.
 
Sing Sing Prison, in Ossining, in Westchester County, New York, was to be the new home of Polly Frisch. It was a 130-acre facility built in 1825 using convict labor from the Auburn, New York prison. It was the only prison in New York State to house female prisoners. The male section of the prison was a building five stories high, occupying an area of 484’ x 44’. There were two buildings in the west yard that contained the hospital, shops, kitchens, and the chapel. The workshops were in the east yard in another building. The female section was built circa 1835, contained 116 cells, and was managed separately from the male section of the prison.


Sing Sing Prison, published 1855 in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.

By 9 pm tomorrow night, Polly Frisch should be live on Kindle. I'm quite excited!
In 1856, in the rural town of Alabama, NY one woman's family suffered from multiple unexplained deaths. The town folk grew suspicious of the now remarried Polly Frisch. An investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her first husband and daughters. Her fourteen-year-old son would testify against her. If found guilty, the punishment for such a crime was the gallows. Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.

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  1. wow, well done, great post.

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