Spent the last 2 days on Philadelphia, hence no images and no votes.
One of the main reasons for the visit was to see the most amazing place that is the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Operational from 1829 to 1971, it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected (in the US I assume), and quickly became a model for more than 300 prisons worldwide.
The Quaker-inspired idea formed by 'The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons' was not to simply punish but to have criminals become genuinely penitent. In order to achieve this they were put in solitary confinement for the entire time of their sentence. Prisoners wore hoods upon their arrival and whenever they were allowed outside their cell. The cell contained nothing but a bed, a table, a toilet and a bible. Light came from a skylight (the light of God).
Solitary confinement ended not based on heavy criticism but for overcrowding in 1913.
Read more here www.easternstate.org
And as it is one of the most haunted places I thought I'll leave the ghosts where they are.