Surfacing from my blog hiatus to share my most recent reading list.
A deadly Spanish Flu outbreak at a Pennsylvania prison shows how vulnerable the correctional system is today.
A fascinating investigation of the links between Pennsylvania's asylum network and modern prison system.
Eastern State Penitentiary's most famous escape attempt as told by one of its own...in poetic verse!
A jewel thief nicknamed the "Laughing Eel" makes a thrilling jailbreak from a hospital for the criminally insane...can he slip out of this one?
When prison overcrowding and discontent were getting out of control in Pennsylvania, officials turned to an innovative boxing program to help ease tensions.
Understanding the origins of Pennsylvania's only institution for the "criminally insane" helps explain its failures.