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Crime History: First prisoners enter Federal Industrial Institution for Women

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On this day, April 30, in 1927, the first three prisoners entered the first federal prison for women in Alderson, W.Va. The Federal Industrial Institution for Women was opened officially in 1928 to reform the wives, girlfriends, mothers and sisters who harbored the gangsters from the Prohibition era. Built on 500 acres of rolling hills, the prison looks like a college campus. Today is it called...

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