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Prisoner to Hang in Chicago

February 18, 2010 |  4:00 am



Feb. 18, 1920, Briggs 

“The Holdout,” by Clare Briggs.

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Feb. 18, 1920: In Chicago, the sheriff prepares to hang another prisoner. "If capital punishment means anything at all it is a deterrent to further crime and an example to others. The very class this lesson is intended to reach is there in the jail and I intend they shall have the lesson," Sheriff Peters says.
Reminds me of Earl Williams.

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