Interior View Of Cell House Prison near Joliet

Interior View Of Cell House Prison near Joliet Stateville Illinois

Stock #: 36408
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Stateville
State: Illinois (IL)
Publisher: Harry F. Beach, Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)
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Illinois State Penitentiary at Stateville. The Cell house are circular in form and all cells rediate toward and face the central point, where a guard's toward and observation point afford constant supervision by one officer, who also controls the locking and lighting systems. From this tower the cell doors are locked and unlocked by means of hydraulic pressure. The rays of the sun shine directly into every cell for at least two hours each day the sun shines.