EPISODE 6: THE WARDEN’S WIFE
Kate Soffel was the wife of Allegheny County Jail warden Peter Soffel. In 1902, she helped two of her husband’s inmates to escape. She spent two years in prison for her crime, and the remainder of her short life atoning for it.
This is the story of how it all happened.
Music used in this episode came from the Free Music Archive.
Research for this episode came from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette archives, the Historical Crime Detective Database, the Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), the Salt Lake Herald (Salt Lake City, Utah) and the Scarehouse website.