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a woman prisoner in solitary confinement.jpg
According to Wellcome Collection, this painting depicts "The punishment room at Woking Convict Invalid Prison. The woman stands alone in a padded cell with her arms outstretched and her fists clenched."

Female convicts working fire pumps.jpg
Convicted women are working the fire pumps. The lettering suggests the women pumping the fire pumps are some of the strongest inmates. There is some speculation that these women are in prison for infanticide.

A convicted thief sits in prison with his distraught sister who has been acquitted

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letter 1.jpg
From Joseph Smith to his wife, written while he was awaiting trial in Missouri, expresses his concern for his family.
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Painting of a jail in Edinburgh

These are some floor plans of prisons that were used

This is the description from The MET: The subject of this intensely Romantic work is derived from canto XXXIII of Dante's Inferno, which describes how the Pisan traitor Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons, and his grandsons were imprisoned in…

18th century black and white 'sketch' of a murderer in their prison clothing.

prison tread.jpg
This is an image of prisoners walking on a tread wheel as a form of prison labor.

The courthouse is built in an Italian brick style with three floors. In the front of the courtyard there is an area where people could gather and watch the trials.
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