Illinois State Penitentiary

Price: $4.95

Stock #: 42545
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
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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Stateville. The new Illinois State penitentiary is located on the State Farm of 2,220 acres, 64 acres of which are enclosed in a concrete wall, 30 ft. high, 1 1/4 miles long, with guards observation towers at various points. This is the largest prison "yard" in the U. S. The arrangement of the buildings and corridors permits complete segregation and classification into five grades. All buildings are of fire-proof construction. A specially slooped skylight upon the roof of the building permits the sun to shine directly into the glass fronts of all the cells every day the sun shines.