The first American penitentiary ever


WORLD'S FIRST
AMERICAN PENITENTIARY

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What was the world's first American penitentiary?

The first American Penitentiary was cell blocks constructed in an old jail by the name of the Walnut Street Jail.

It was created with outside cells with a central corridor. The construction was completed in 1790 in Philadelphia transforming the Walnut Street Jail into the first American Penitentiary.

The use of the word penitentiary comes from the Pennsylvania Quakers and their belief in self-examination and penitence as a way to salvation.


The first American penitentiary ever

The first American penitentiary ever

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