After finding refuge in Albion, woman gets ready to go home

Posted 18 January 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this photo taken around 1915 we see the main office in the administration building at the Western House of Refuge (now Albion Correctional Facility).

Miss Curtin, center, is the superintendent. She is shaking hands with a girl about to leave on parole. Standing at the door looking at the camera is Miss Capitola Grinnell, a parole officer ready to escort the former inmate to the railroad depot for her return home.