Prisoner Freed as Rescue Reward

Prisoner Freed as Rescue Reward

Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York, acting upon the suggestion of the state commissioner of correction, commuted the sentence of an inmate of Sing Sing for rescue work when the sheet metal shop at the prison burned in March.

With disregard for his own safety, he saved considerable property belonging to the state, and the lives of a number of prisoners. On August 31, 1917, he was sentenced to from twenty years to life imprisonment for a second degree murder charge.

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