Location - The museum is housed in the former KP Warden residence, which was a magnificent home and makes a grand showplace, as well as being directly across from KP.
Artifacts - Exhibits provide actual items that reflect some interesting insights about past inmate work (shoemaking etc.), living conditions, punishments/torture, weaponry and drug paraphanalia, escape efforts etc.
Perspective - A humanistic look at prisoners is provided by display of artwork done inside penitentiaries etc.
What was weaker:
Context for artifacts - The weapons and escape items sort of stand alone, without giving a sense of prison culture (violence, hierarchy etc.)
Context of inmates - what would have been the composition of prison population in past and how it's changed over time.
Current and future state of prisons - I didn't get a sense of how society's approach to crime and punishment change the lie and culture inside prisons.
Women - Very small section on women, and basically nothing about violence, escapes, and children
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