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Name:    O´Hare, Kate Richards
Category:  Human and Social Services
Description:    Kate Richards O´Hare was imprisoned in the Missouri State Penitentiary for protesting America´s involvement in World War I. This resulted in a life-long crusade for penal reform.

Called "the most radical public figure in St. Louis“ prior to World War I, she was editor of the National Rip-Saw, a socialist monthly publication. In 1923, she published In Prison, which told of her incarceration and the poor penal conditions. In 1928, she moved to California and became assistant state director of penology.

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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