Prison Brutality to Women

From the N.Y. Evening Post, included in the Liberator, January 8, 1847.   “Persons who have never visited our prisons and police offices, can form no adequate idea of the suffering endured by many of the weaker sex who reside in this city …. If they could but attend on our police  offices for one or two weeks, and mark the bruised eyes, the faces beaten almost to  jelly, the broad gashes in the head or on the body, and the almost paralyzed limbs of the numberless females who apply to the magistrate for redress of their wrongs, they would be almost ready to swear vengeance on the heads of those brutal husb ands ….”

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