Eastern State Penitentiary: A History
Eastern State Penitentiary: A History documents the stories of the men and the method that shaped one of Philadelphia's most recognizable landmarks. In this superbly balanced and thoroughly researched volume, Paul Kahan presents the history of this revolutionary penitentiary, from its inception as a model of the revolutionary Pennsylvania System of incarceration in 1829 to the demands for its closure in the wake of ever-increasing violence in 1971. Through tales of spectacular escapes, official corruption, reformation and retribution, Kahan chronicles the tensions that plagued Eastern State since the arrival of its first prisoners.
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Foreword by Richard H Fulmer PhD
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