Opened in 1829, it’s the first ever penitentiary and best known as the birth place of solitary confinement. It was believed that people are inherently good and that only environment made them bad. So, the logic was to take all bad influences away and you would repent. Of course, it didn’t work out as planned, and many prisoners went mad in the solitude. It was nonetheless very influential worldwide and many prisons followed suit.
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