1921-03-13_The_Courier_Journal_Louisville_KY_California_Prosecutor_Regrets_Inhuman_Methods

A story reporting that a California prosecutor expressed his regrets for using inhuman 'third degree' methods on a 17-year-old Indiana native who was accused of murder. The prosecutor justified his inhuman treatment because he feared that without the 'third degree' he would not have a case against the youth and, that even with a confession, the boy could evade murder charges with a competent attorney. The Governor of Indiana had wrote the Governor of California requesting the boy's commutation.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 13 Mar 1921, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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  • 1921-03-13_The_Courier_Journal_Louisville_KY_California_Prosecutor_Regrets_Inhuman_Methods — A story reporting that a California prosecutor expressed his regrets for using inhuman 'third degree' methods on a 17-year-old Indiana native who was accused of murder. The prosecutor justified his inhuman treatment because he feared that without the 'third degree' he would not have a case against the youth and, that even with a confession, the boy could evade murder charges with a competent attorney. The Governor of Indiana had wrote the Governor of California requesting the boy's commutation.

    brundage – 15 Jan 2017