Eastern State Penitentiary

Introduction:

Eastern State Penitentiary was established in 1829 in Philadelphia. It was a prison made to hold 253 prisoners, each occupying a separate cell. Eastern State Penitentiary was famous for the harshest and deathliest punishment for the criminals, it really drove many prisoners insane.

Today it is known as one of the most Haunted Places in the USA. Some people have reported the incidents, that, they have seen Real Ghost here.

Story About this Place:

One of the most famous prisoners of Eastern State was the Chicago Gang, AL Capone. From 1929 to 1930, he served 8 months for carrying a weapon and a concealed. His cell was one of the nicest cells in that prison. The cell includes a desk, a lamp, some paintings, and a Radio.

When he was confirmed to be in jail, then he complains that he is been haunted by the ghost of James Clark (one of the victims of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago). The massacre was the result of gang rivalry, and Capone led one side of it. Solitary confinement even plays with the minds of history’s most notorious criminals.

During the 1920s and 1930s, this prison was ruled by Warden Herbert Smith. Some of the scariest punishments in this prison include:

  • The Water Bath: In this punishment, inmates were dunked in the tub (bath) of ice-cold water and hung from the wall for the night. It was specially done during the winter season.
  • The Mad Chair: In this punishment, the inmate was tightly bound with a chair, for a couple of days. They bound so tightly that the inmate who was bound, was not able to move a little bit also. In this case, most of the inmates died due to a lack of food and water.

Although, in this prison, there were many deaths also. More than 2 guards have been murdered here along with many inmates. And some also died from disease and old age.

Today this place is known as one of the most haunted places in the USA, due to some negative activities here.

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