Once the site of one of America’s most formidable prisons, Alcatraz Island recently gave up a fresh and tantalizing secret when a team of scientists from Texas A&M University turned ground-penetrating radar on it. The scientists discovered a labyrinth of underground tunnels — located under what was the prison recreational yard. In Yahoo News, writer [...]
Inspired by a personal experience trying to send his brother in prison a care package, an entrepreneur started Sendapackage.com to make it easier for families and inmates to get shoes, food and other permitted items into prison.
On August 12, 1912, a record seven executions were performed at Sing Sing Prison. A newspaper, reported the event saying, “In Sing Sing prison Monday morning there were put to death seven men, the greatest number at any one time in the history of executions by electricity.”