TITLE

The Philadelphia penitentiary

AUTHOR(S)
Lowenstein, Isidore
PUB. DATE
August 2017
SOURCE
Philadelphia Penitentiary;8/1/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Primary Source Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the text of an 1842 document regarding the penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The use of solitary confinement; Description of the penitentiary building itself; The prisoners' daily routine; The issue of prison reform; The purposes of incarceration.
ACCESSION #
21213318

 

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