April 20, 1907

To Be Located in Basement of Police

The women and men prisoners at police headquarters are to be segregated. A start was made in this direction yesterday when the board of public works ordered three steel cells and one padded cell placed in the room in the basement of the building formerly used for the treatment of injured prisoners in the basement of the building. Comptroller Pearson, custodian of city property, assured the board that the new cell room could be so arranged that more humane treatment would be accorded women prisoners. The quarters now assigned them are not fit for occupancy by human beings.