Images of America:
Sing Sing Prison

front cover.
Dedicated with love to my wife, Carol, who greatly helped with her ideas, moral support, and opinions, and to my daughter Deana, who proved to be an expert editor, and to my daughter Jillian, who may be the fastest typist on Earth.

[ -- Guy Cheli ]

Copyright © 2003 by Guy Cheli.
ISBN 0-7385-1206-0

First printed in 2003.

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Prison commission 1827 report opening page.

A zoom-in close-up detail from 1830s Sing Sing sketch on Page 2.

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