By Johnston McCulley (1883-1958).
First appearance: Popular Detective, March 1948.
Short short story (9 pages).
Online at Pulpgen (HERE).
"When Joe Leake wins a pardon from the Big House, he plans to get a new tenant for his cell—but quick!"Matty Bander, a cheap hood if ever there was one, is living it up in style for now, but the man he railroaded into prison has other plans for him . . .