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Prisoner Named Brown, A

Prisoner Named Brown, A

Broadcast: January 8, 1952
Added: Jan 07 2021

This is the story of Thomas Mott Osborne who in 1913 became chairman of the New York State Commission on Prison Reform, a post that inspired him to spend a week in Auburn Prison as “Tom Brown” to learn about conditions firsthand. What he discovered was the dehumanizing way in which prisoners were treated rendering them bitter and full of hatred. 

Tom Mott Osborne was a man who spent his life bringing about prison reforms which lead the way towards rehabilitation and better citizenship to those who had fallen.