Female Prisoners in New York - the 1800's

from My Life and Sacred Songs, pages 300-301:

A friend contributes this incident : " Twenty years ago, when the State prison at Sing Sing, New York, had women as well as men within its walls, a lady used to visit the women's department. Every Sunday afternoon the inmates were permitted to come out and sit in the corridor to hear her talk, and to sing hymns with her. One day some of the women rebelled against an order of the matron, and a terrible scene followed. Screams, threats, ribaldry, and profanity filled the air. It was said, by those who knew, that an uprising among the women prisoners was worse and more difficult to quell than one…   more >>
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Ira David Sankey, My Life and Sacred Songs (1906), p. 300-301. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432216792504 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


Listening to

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Yeild Not to Temptation
written by H.R. Palmer
performed by Unknown Female

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 21 May 2015 14:59:52 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:36:34 +0100