Sordid Histories of Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, Volume 2

Today’s sordid history from Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary is the tale of Adolph Fein, the one-time vice-president of the Hebrew chapter of St. Louis’ Jefferson Club, a local organization of young Democrats that wielded considerable power throughout the state of Missouri at the turn of the century. Fein was a well-known politician in St. Louis but as we will see,…

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Cruel Stack O’Lee

I loved Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues long before I knew it was based on a real murder. Click here to listen to Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues! Police officer, how can it be? You can arrest everybody But cruel Stack O’ Lee That bad man, oh cruel Stack O’ Lee Billy DeLyon told Stack…

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