1911: An “Ad” Brought Results

Filled a Prison When Help Was Badly Needed.

Middletown, Conn., Aug. 5.–Jailer George West of the Middletown county prison at Haddam has reason to believe that it pays to advertise. Recently it became known through the newspapers that there were not inmates enough at the prison to care for the prison farm and that there was danger of a part of the crops going to waste if they were not speedily cared for.

Within a few days after this information was published, nine squads of prisoners were committed on minor sentences and became immediately available for work on the farm. The crops have been saved.

From The Chanute Daily Tribune (Chanute, Kansas), Saturday, August 5, 1911.


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