Cast & Crew
Stenographer Polly accompanies her employer on a visit to a reformatory and sees flagrant abuse of the prisoners. Judge Monroe tells Polly that hard evidence is needed to expose the institution, and he suggests that she obtain it by being sentenced to the reformatory. Polly manages to be arrested, but she is sentenced to three years in the reformatory by a different judge who knows nothing of the circumstances. She quickly gets into trouble with the matron, who is trying to frame a case against the house physician, Dr. James Merritt. Polly tries to send a report to Judge Monroe, but he has died suddenly and no one knows of the secret arrangements. Polly and Dr. Merritt join forces to expose the conditions of the institution. When the matron has Dr. Merritt arrested on a morals charge, Polly escapes and accidentally meets the governor. An examination of Judge Monroe's diary supports Polly's assertions. The abuses of the institution are exposed, and Polly and Dr. Merritt are happy together.
Frank E. Garbutt is credited with the film's story in contemporary reviews and in ads for the film appearing on April 5, 1919; Raynale gets the story credit in ads appearing on April 12, 1919. In the copyright descriptions, Garbutt's name for story credit is crossed out and replaced with Raynale's. The film opened in New York in the first week of April 1919.