PRISON ATTENDANT - a big, burly gruff man of middle age.
WARDEN - a middle-aged man, large and portly. A humane and understanding nature.
JOHN MADISON - twenty-five years old. His face is ashen white, the picture of anguish and despair, as though he has endured great agony.
MRS. MADISON - the mother of JOHN. A small woman of about fifty, with a sweet, kind face that shows plainly great sorrow. She is stooped and bent with grief.
ELLEN MARTIN - about twenty-three years old. A sensitive, highly emotional and sympathetic character.