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Philadelphia Society visiting to Eastern State Penitentiary, 1861
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Philadelphia Society members trips to penitentiary
766Source:
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interviews with prisoners in cells6149Teeters (1937), They were in prison, p. 351
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interviews with prisoners at the doors2793
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average number of prisoners in penitentiary449see ESP population statistics
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calculations:
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ave. interviews per prisoner per month1.7
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estimated persons visiting18
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members of acting committee of Phil. Soc. in 1845
1817th AR Inspectors, ESP, p. 67
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For alternate estimate of time spent visiting prisoners, see
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Gray (1848), Prison discipline in America, pp. 125-9
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