From 2005 to 2007 Western Penitentiary, located just downriver from PNC Park, closed its door as a maximum security prison. But while it was open, the PA Department of Corrections had 43 cells - known as the E Block - reserved for first-time offenders and parole violators. Prisoners would spend three days to two weeks there, until the system could classify them, and then either move them to another cellblock or another institution. Photographer Mark Perrott spent a year there recording and transcribing… Show more
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