Interior View Of Cell House

Interior View Of Cell House Joliet Illinois Prisons

Stock #: 42534
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Joliet
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Kendall,Will
Publisher: E. C. Kropp Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Illinois State Penitentiary Stateville. The Cell houses are circular in form and all cells radiate toward and face the central point, where a guard's tower 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.
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