After writing (or perhaps, "collecting" or "curating") his work, "The Gulag Archipelago", Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn received a Nobel Prize: the book revealed a 20th century horror that claimed many people's lives.
In Part II, Chapter 5, he says that the Gulag prison-labor system was visited by New York State Supreme Court Judge Leibowitz, who allegedly wrote in Life Magazine:
...what an intelligent, farsighted humane administration from top to bottom...in serving out his term of punishment the prisoner retains a feeling of dignity.
Is this a true anecdote? Was there a Judge Leibowitz and a Life article that fits this description?
Did the judge believe (as Solzhenitsyn implies) that system provided this dignity... and the dignity was not instead a reflection on prisoners like Solzhenitsyn himself who retained their dignity in spite of the system?