"County Jail Reform Urged" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

"County Jail Reform Urged" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

Warren, Brown Tell How Conditions Can Be Improved

by: Pierre Salinger | publication date: February 8, 1953 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

". . .A group of top men in Government, experienced in penology, have made concrete proposals on what we can do to remedy the shameful conditions now existing. Governor Earl Warren told me of his concern for the problem. 'The very large part of the inefficiency, much of the degradation and practically all of the brutality that you can find in the jails can be attributed to prisoner mismanagement . . .' "

In a supplementary article to the series, Salinger reports on Governor Warren and Attorney General Brown's reaction to the Chronicle's expose on the horrible conditions of San Francisco county jails.

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