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

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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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