Gene X Smith

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Gene Smith is currently working on a biography of Gen. John J. Pershing.

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May/June 1996

IT BEGAN AS America’s most modern penal institution, and for generations the Vermont State Prison reflected the changing ways by which we thought we should punish our wrongdoers. Then a tormented era and a ghastly crime combined to end its old career—and give it a surprising new one.