When i told the docent that this jail was way creepier than Alcatraz, she said i wasn’t the first to say that.
The family/caretakers used to live on the 1st floor. I was shocked to hear the jail operated until 1982. It was disgusting. And I stick my camera into old tombs with bodies in various states of decay. So. Yeah.
I’m no fan of bullshit crimes or violent people. But damn. The cells were horrid. Forget the rust. No air circulation, short ceilings, heavy iron cells. To think we treat people similarly today makes my skin crawl.
Gross living quarters don’t exactly help to teach people ( or in dumbass terms “learn them”) the proper way to live.
That is why the jail was shut down in 1982. Look. We fancy most people in jail to be the worst of humanity. Oh dear. As a lawyer, I can tell you that so many are in jail for petty crimes you have insurance/the bank to cover. And so many terrible people with financial means are lauded. I’m not kidding; I come across very evil blobs posing as humans.
TL;DR. Either way: that shower is nasty.