Arch Street Prison minutes

Arch Street Prison, first called "New Prison," was intended as a Pennsylvania State penitentiary. These minutes include construction accounts. It was, however, never considered sufficiently safe or well constructed to house prisoners and was used instead to detain debtors and witnesses.

Collection: Arch Street Prison Minutes
Collection Number: Am.3228
Main Author: Arch Street Prison (Philadelphia, Pa.) (Creator)
Format: Manuscript
Language: English
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Physical Description: 0.12 Linear feet 0.12 linear feet, 1 volume
Summary: Arch Street Prison, first called "New Prison," was intended as a Pennsylvania State penitentiary. These minutes include construction accounts. It was, however, never considered sufficiently safe or well constructed to house prisoners and was used instead to detain debtors and witnesses.