No. 540
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
October 24, 2021

Two Giddy Girls.

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Two Giddy Girls.

2 Giddy Girls

Sent up Eight Years for Smoking Cigars in Public.

A couple of dashing Providence, (R. I.) females imitate the Lords of Creation, are arrested, and sentenced to a reformatory for eight years. [more]

A case at Providence, R. I., has excited considerable attention. Two girls were taken up for smoking cigars on the street and carrying canes, and were sentenced to the Reformatory for eight years. The sentenced is pronounced cruel and unjust, particularly as men who have been guilty of great embezzlements, and even of manslaughter and other crimes, have been let off with from two to four years. It is well said that when these poor girls come out from their long term they will in all probability be hopelessly ruined. Reformatories seldom reform girls who are put there for eight years for smoking cigars.


Reprinted from The National Police Gazette, 23 Oct 1880