|An isolation cell|
FAMOUS CANADIAN PRISONERS - 1) Phillippe Aubert de Gaspe - (30 October 1786 – 29 January 1871). He served in the local militia, becoming captain. After practicing law until 1816, he was appointed sheriff for Quebec district. He became involved in debt, for which he was imprisoned four years, and when released he retired to his ancestral home at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River.
|Stove for heat in main room outside cells|
ISOLATION CELLS - The isolation cells were on the first floor, and they were of course, dark and window-less. There seemed to be less than 10 and they joined one larger room with a small window (which I assume was the light source). They had dark stone walls, and each cell had a chamber pot, and the prisoners were given bread and water. Of course, there were rats, too.
Some of the prisoners who were mentally unstable, or just violent, were chained to the floor of the cells.
|The worn out wooden floor in an isolation cell|
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