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...


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