Superintendent Charles H. North

Superintendent Charles H. North

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 1917

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Charles H. North

Superintendent Charles North was fatally stabbed in the back with a chisel by an inmate at the Hospital for Insane Criminals at Dannemora after he had just finished a conversation with that inmate.

The inmate, a trustee, who had been transferred to the hospital from Sing Sing Prison in 1909 gave no reason for his action.

Doctor North had served with the Hospital for Insane Criminals at Dannemora for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and family. He was known throughout the country for his work with insane criminals.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Chisel
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. After 100 years you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 12, 2017

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