Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1904. First Edition. Anonymous memoir of life in New York's Sing Sing Correctional Facility, in which "the author served a six-and-a-half-year term. Describes the demise of the contract labor system in New York and his enterprising work in starting the prison newspaper, The Star of Hope, under Warden Sage in 1899. Includes chapters on executions, escapes, famous prisoners, and convict slang " (SUVAK 238, p.67). First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, with an old-fashioned jail door embossed to front cover; , 276pp. Mild wear to spine ends and corners, with a faint stain to lower edge of textblock; Very Good+, with gilt still bright and unrubbed.