Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Eastern State Penitentiary
One of our favorite things while visiting Pennsylvania was the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Maybe Michael and I have a morbid side but we both found the rumbles of this first penitentiary interesting.
The inmates were in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. The Quakers felt that all men had good within themselves and they needed time alone with God to find that good. I guess they didn't read Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
The guards would even wear socks over their boats so that their footsteps could not be heard.
The gate to the medical wing
A replica of Al Capone's cell...