Was Light Punishment

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Coosa River News
Place of publication: Centre, AL
Date of publication: 1/21/1898

Ed Frankin, colored, convicted at Mobile, Ala., last Monday of killing Adolphus Bailey on the Tensaw river, and sentenced to imprisonment for life, confessed to a reporter at the county jail that while serving a term of four years for assault to murder, in Pratt mines, he had murdered a fellow prisoner with a pick.

For this homicide he was punished by the mine superintendent, receiving twenty-one lashes. That no further action was taken is a matter of great surprise among local officials.


“Was Light Punishment.” The Coosa River News (Centre, AL), January 21, 1898.