171 years ago today, Dickens condemned solitary confinement


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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2 thoughts on “171 years ago today, Dickens condemned solitary confinement

    • Correct u are. It has not gotten better for prison is about one thing to break u or for many to learn a new skill that will get them back in prison again. Thanks for the reshare.

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