People are fascinated by true crime stories! The Fall 2016 issue takes readers on a tour through the history of crime and punishment in Connecticut–including our cover story about high county sheriff Jack Slavin’s work on a national level to deter kids from a life of crime in the 1930s and 40s. He was ahead of his time, harnessing comic books, movies, and a “jail on wheels” to spread his message.
Why and when did Connecticut establish a state police force? What’s the story of witchcraft trials in Fairfield? What two museums in Connecticut explore legal history? Was there a state prison in Wethersfield? Is that shriveled pouch found among Ruth Duncan’s grandfather’s papers really the pericardium of a pirate executed in 1831? Find out in the Fall 2016 issue!