New York: Columbia University, 1920. 421p., sewn signatures in first edition plain printed skyblue wraps. Binder pasted down the spine panel a little carelessly, the back wrap shows some offset browning, and the front wrap has a small faint corner crease and a faint small illegible rubber stamp impression. This is a nice copy.
Klein was Assistant secretary of the prison association of NY, sometime fellow of the NY school of philanthropy. This study is pulled together from a much larger project, these materials "available in manuscript in the files of the New York School of Social Work, and in part published in the seventy-fifth annual report of the Prison Association.."
Klein's book is then tip of iceberg: Norma Carson's "studies of state and private reformatories for women had been almost completed and proved an excellent source for historical material.. Sadie Engel's very scholarly contribution on the history of prison labor was well under way, and was freely used as source material for chapters VIII and IX.. Freda Fligelman's study of the New York statutes since 1664, while not complete, yielded valuable material, especially in the matter of early punishment and early legislation.."
Benjamin Malzberg, later known for his studies of immigration and mental illness, supplied "Interesting facts on the state prisons"