Yesterday was the day upon which Mr. P.P. Pratt should have been released from the Penitentiary under the provisions of the copper act. It was learned last evening, however, that twenty-five days had been added, owing to a violation of one of the prison rules. It is said that his offense consisted in either smuggling, or attempting to smuggle a letter from one of the inmates to a friend in the city.
[Ogden Standard Examiner, Oct. 6, 1885]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]