What Warden Lawes is to men's prisons, Dr. Harris is to women's. This is her story -- the years from 1914 on, when Dr. Davis ""founder at the dock and sent her to the Workhouse"", up to the present day. Common sense and belief in the inmates' abilities to respond to kindness counterbalanced her ignorance of the science of penology. She fought every obstacle to demonstrate her theories, and today as head of the Federal Institution for Women at Alderson, she has created a prison which stands high in prison standards. A real life Ann Vickers -- the story of a gallant, understanding, hardworking person. The book has vital appeal for club groups, reading circles, women's organizations, anyone interested in civic work and sociology.