Prison Visiting and Prison Theater

Unlike communication with family and friends, prisoners’ communication with social elites potentially generates knowledge and authoritative conflict.

Visits to Prisoners in Eastern State Penitentiary, 1846-1903

Visits per year and per prisoner by members of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1846-1903, with some per visitor data. Visits to prisoners by moral instructor employed by Eastern State Penitentiary.