171 years ago today, Dickens condemned solitary confinement

Posted: May 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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How far has the US come since Dickens’ visit in 1846? If anything conditions in US prisons have become much, much worse.

Moorbey'z Blog

by Peter Wagner

When Charles Dickens came to the United States, he wanted to see two things: Niagara Falls and Eastern State Penitentiary. He expected to be impressed with this radical new type of prison with a solitary confinement system. Instead, he was horrified. PPI’s Leah Sakala made this graphic to commemorate this anniversary:

graphic about charles dickens and solitary confinement

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