We saw this piece of art near the end of our tour of the museum, but I want to feature it first here because it kind of choked me up at the time. Some people don't have much of a chance in life, and the poor guy who wrote this was one of them. I ask why is it a parent can't accept their child as it is.
Some brutal devices of punishment were featured, including whips, a whipping table and other devious devices. Brutal.
|Stick him in stocks, put his head in a barrel, and drip water until he almost drowns.|
|Various whips and paddles, with one of the whipping posts off to the side.|
|Taking solitary confinement to new heights, or should I say depths. I would have lost my mind.|
Prisons are brutal places. We saw all sorts of shivs (knives) and a homemade sort of crossbow made largely out of toothbrushes.
One fellow not at KP but in another facility in this province, hid himself in these trays in an escape attempt. Apparently he lost about 30lbs in an effort to squeeze himself into this tiny space.
And a few outtakes from the prison side, just to wrap up this long series.
|There was an open room for visitation, but the more dangerous offenders could only have guests in this secure area.|
|A little bit of green and a flowering bush might provide some hope for the prisoners ... and guards.|
|This is the women's facility. At first, they had a wing of the main jail, then this, and then a separate facility across the street.|
|Quite the graffiti in the exercise room for the psychiatric inmates who were kept apart from the main prison body. The door led to the main prison yard, but these guys didn't go there.|
I guess that's it for this series that kind of took an unexpected life of its own.