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Confinement

Published on April 23, 2010 By admin

Imagine for a moment that you are a prisoner at Eastern State Penitentiary. The only natural light you see for 23 hours of the day is what shines through the hole in your roof. You are required to remain absolutely silent or face stiff punishment. What would this do to your sanity? Please see the […]

Eastern State Penitentiary

Published on April 21, 2010 By admin

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for being the world’s first large-scale penitentiary. It opened in 1829 and operated until 1965. This prison became a model by which all modern prisons follow. In 1842 author Charles Dickens wrote in his book American Notes the following about his visit […]