Women’s Night Court sounds like a late night movie on Cinemax. But this article is about the real women’s night court, and the women who came before the court over the course of one night in 1910. It’s an interesting look at some of the characters of the era, ranging from pathetic to sympathetic, including a glimpse at “the pen” described as “like a cage for animals” where all the women who were arrested are hoarded together awaiting their turn before the judge.
SAD HUMAN DRAMA PLAYED NIGHTLY IN WOMEN’S COURT: Worthless Bits of Wreckage and Good Stuff Battered and Spoiled Drift There — An Epitome of All That Ails Human Nature (PDF)
From September 11, 1910