Opened in 1811, the Maryland Penitentiary in Baltimore is today the oldest continuously operating penitentiary in the Western World. Rich with colorful detail and analysis, this book portrays an institution whose wishes were at times benevolent, at others vengeful. Amply illustrated with halftones, many of them never-before-published archival photographs.
An extraordinary narrative of the oldest continuously operating penitentiary in the Western World, based on prison records, investigative reports, and personal interviews.
2000, Wallace Shugg, 256 pages, Paperback