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November 26, 1917

ven though there were no official announcements or outward signs of activity today at Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, where the suffragist prisoners are being held, there appears to be some serious negotiating going on behind the scenes. And while Alice Paul has refused food since November 5th, and been
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November 25, 1917

The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today in D.C.'s Washington Asylum and Jail, which most people around here simply call the "District Jail." But now, instead of just a relatively small number of suffrage prisoners in his custody, Warden Zinkham must now deal with several dozen, nineteen of whom
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November 24, 1917

Another day in court for some "Silent Sentinel" suffragists who have been imprisoned for picketing along the White House fence. However, unlike many previous occasions, they were not in a courtroom to face more charges, but to make their own accusations against Occoquan Workhouse authorities for the abuses they've
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November 23, 1917

Everyone in Judge Edmund Waddill's packed courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, this morning was shocked by the weak and emaciated condition of the hunger-strikers among the suffrage prisoners brought out of Occoquan Workhouse for a hearing they had requested in U.S. District Court. Even some of the healthiest among
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November 22, 1917

Two major developments today regarding the suffragists imprisoned in Occoquan Workhouse. The most encouraging action was a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will conduct an official investigation into the atrocious conditions and acts of brutality inflicted on the "Silent Sentinels" serving time in
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November 21, 1917

The number of imprisoned suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five. Lucy Burns and Dora Lewis, leaders of the hunger strike at Occoquan Workhouse, were transferred out yesterday and sent to join Alice Paul and Rose Winslow in the hospital ward of Washington,
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November 19, 1917

Sixteen of the suffragists imprisoned in Occoquan Workhouse are continuing the hunger strike they began after arrival on the evening of the 14th. But their condition has now become so serious that according to Mary Short, who was just released today, Superintendent Whittaker has asked for permission to grant their
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November 17, 1917

Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns, which was smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking
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