C. L. Gambrell

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Display Name: 
C. L. Gambrell
Sort Name: 
Gambrell, C. L.
AKA: 
Warden
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dies
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Prison Warden
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Biography: 

C. L. Gambrell is the warden at the penitentiary. He seems to be a fair, kind man in many respects. He makes Monk a trusty, and Monk follows him with "doglike devotion" (49). However, he also displays a cruel streak when he goads Bill Terrel concerning his pardon. He shows his judgment to be even more questionable when he has an unnamed Negro cook "severely beaten" in an effort to extract information about his missing pistol. Monk later finds the pistol where the warden later "recalled having hid it himself" (53).

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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