OLD JOLIET PRISON: When Convicts Wore Stripes
In 1857, convicts began breaking rock to build the walls of the Illinois State penitentiary at Joliet, the prison that would later confine them. Steidinger recovers stories of lunatics and lawmen, counterfeiters and call girls, grave robbers and politicians. Illus.
Publisher: History Press
Publishing status: Current
Item #: 4710088