In 1900 KBD was named to run Bedford Hills†† Reformatory for women. She refused to segregate inmates on basis of race. In 1914 KBD was named NYC Correction Commissioner, first woman to head any NYC government agency. She became VP of the Woman Suffragist Party and the1st woman ever to run for office on the statewide ballot of major party (TRís Progressive).
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