Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eastern State: Bastion of solitude

October 2010 contents
Feature article


Alcatraz may rank as the world’s most fabled house of correction
but another institution spawned hundreds of imitators and
forever changed the history of penology

Eastern State Penitentiary:
A bastion of solitude

By Gregory Peduto

"Through much of recorded history, prisons were little more than dungeons constructed to inflict the maximum amount of punishment upon wrongdoers. With fetid conditions and severe corporal punishment, a person sentenced to an early “gaol” was unlikely to emerge alive." Six pages with four images.



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