""Shugg has written a serious, exceedingly well researched and fascinating history, but his book also abounds with characters such as Butler; Warden Weyler; Tunnel Joe Holmes; Peter Bernacki, who broad-jumped to freedom; Eugene O'Dunne, the dapper young reformer who carried a cane and wore pince-nez; and Harry Benjamin, the only man to escape from Supermax--so far."
From the Publisher
Opened in 1811, the Maryland Penitentiary in Baltimore is today the oldest continuously operating penitentiary in the Western World. Rich with colorful detail and analysis, this book portrays an institution whose wishes were at times benevolent, at others vengeful. Amply illustrated with halftones, many of them never-before-published archival photographs
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