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The Jews of Sing Sing

Click title for more on Ron Arons' lecture held Tuesday, April 25 at Temple Emanu-El of NYC sponsored by its Ivan M. Stettenheim Library and Herbert & Eileen Bernard Judaica Museum. Arts & Identity Series. 6:30 pm.

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to access.

Revisit Deadly 1941 Sing Sing Escape
A 7-page NYCHS presentation revisits 1941 Sing Sing escape by 3 inmates aided by outside accomplices. During it a prison guard, a village policeman and an inmate were killed. Excerpts from Crash Out by David Goewey, Miracle at Sing Sing by Ralph Blumenthal, Images of America: Sing Sing Prison by Guy Cheli, A Classic Story of Forgiveness by Bill Reel, and court rulings. 40+ images. Links to Mark Gado's Stone Upon Stone Ch. 10 - "Breakout!" excerpts.

A New York correction history Christmas story:
Sing Sing convicts, their 'Little Mother' & her Sidewalk Santas

Sidewalk Santa
circa 1920s.

Sing Sing chapel where 1896 sermon sparked Christmas Eve
launching of Volunteer Prison League reform movement.

Maud Booth kept
vow to inmates.

Mystery Sing Sing guards photo (circa 1930s).
Can you identify any officer? Date? Occasion?
Prison location?

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to access page with mapped image
for close-ups & more details.

Sing Sing
trying to


John Law.
2 Irish-Americans at Sing Sing
-- Their Separate Stories:
(Click either portrait to access that particular history.)
  • -- Notre Dame Captain Law Became Inmates' Coach.
  • -- Ex-inmate McAuley Became Rescue Mission Pioneer

Jerry McAuley.

Stone Upon Stone

By & about Warden Thomas Mott Osborne
from front cover of bi-weekly published by Sing Sing inmates 9 decades ago:
The Star of Hope
Vol. XV No. 15
Dec. 27, 1913
Ossining, N.Y.
No. 57355.

Warden: James M. Clancy

Principal Keeper: James Connaughton

Click image above for poem by inmate 90 years ago about Christmas tidings 2,000+ years ago.
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