From Alcatraz to Marion

From Alcatraz to Marion to Florence: Control Unit Prisons in the United States by Faye Dowker and Glenn Good

Published by the Committee to End The Marion Lockdown

36 Pages – English

Originally Published circa 1992(?)

A history of Marion, the super maximum security prison in Illinois, built to replace the infamous Alcatraz. At the time of writing, Marion had been in lock down for eight years (it remained so for over a quarter of a century) so prisoners were in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. Amnesty International described it as ‘inhumane’ and the emergency practice of ‘control unit’ prison eventually became a design feature in later US prisons, such as ADX Florence, also discussed here.

Printing Copy – 150dpi, first-last landscape layout, 23MB

Reading Copy – 150dpi, sequential portrait layout, 18MB

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