Isolation - D Block

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    This is where badly behaved and violent / dangerous inmates were placed.

    In 6 of the cells - like the one pictured here - the outer door would be closed and there would then be no light whatsoever in the cells.

    Solitary confinement stays would last anywhere from a few days to several years, and in "The Hole" - the cells with no light - prisoners would be confined in darkness mostly for a few days but anywhere up to 19 days. That's a long time to be in total darkness.

    Some more famous faces to appear in solitary confinement include:
    - Al "Scarface" Capone
    - George "Machine Gun" Kelley
    - Arthur "Doc" Barker
    - Alvin "Creepy Karpis" Karpavicz
    - Robert "The Birdman" Stroud (this one was a real crowd-puller)
    - Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson
    - Meyer "Mickey" Cohen

    I like all their nicknames.

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