Fire and Mutiny at Sing Sing Prison

Issue 5 and Volume 54.

Fire and Mutiny at Sing Sing Prison Fire in any stage is bad enough, but when supplemented by mutiny on the part of several hundred convicts, as was the case in Sing Sing prison at Ossining. N. Y., last week, only an eyewitness is competent to judge of the magnitude of the situation. The first fire broke out on July 22 in the mat shop of the State prison a little before 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The flames spread toward tile river and took in on their way the paint shop, the large lumber yard and sheds, which extend to the river, and then bail jumped southward over an alley to take in the carl and wagon shop, in which there was $25,000 worth of machinery. All these buildings were of brick, two stories in height, and all were completely destroyed. It is said that the burned area took…

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