The Outlaw Newspaper

After the Younger brothers were sent to the Minnesota prison for their parts in the Northfield robbery, they decided to find things to do. In 1887, Bob, Jim (photo) and Cole started the The Prison Mirror, a newspaper for and by the convicts. It’s motto: “It is not too late to mend.” Proceeds went to purchasing books for the prison library (where all three worked at various times). The Mirror is still published today—and has won numerous awards for journalism excellence.

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