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In New York, an attempted jailbreak from Sing Sing Prison fails with one prisoner shot dead

Westchester County, New York, 1857
07/18/1860
At the New York state prison at Sing Sing, thirty miles north of New York City on the Hudson River, six prisoners attempted an escape from a work detail in the prison's marble quarry.  One prisoner was shot dead and the others easily recaptured after a brief struggle.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Attempted Escape from Sing Sing," New York Times, July 19, 1860. 

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