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The Penalty Worse Than Death

Published: December 17, 2012

In 1957, Post writer Douglas C. Rigg reported on the mental and emotional anguish of prison inmates who had been given life sentences, and the argument for reforming America’s concept of “punishment.”

Click here to download the full article “The Penalty Worse Than Death” (August 31, 1957) by Douglas C. Rigg, or read below. (See also “Jailhouse Blues” in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue.)

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