In this section of the prison we will visit the Hospital wing. Back in the days when this prison was operational the doctors were brought here to perform surgery rather than transporting dangerous prisoners to local hospitals.
This is the entry door to the surgical suite and it was so deteriorated with the peeling paint I had to take a photo of it.
This is the operating room light and above it is a skylight which the doctors used for surgery before there was electricity. “Scarface” Al Capone had his tonsils removed in this operating room suite.
And speaking of Al Capone this was his cell. He was arrested and brought here on weapons charges and spent one year in this cell. It was said that he knew the warden and was allowed some comforts which other prisoners were not allowed.
I don’t know this cell looks fairly similar to the other inmates cells, LOL.
On our way out of the prison my wife and I couldn’t help but think of what prison life must have been like in this facility when it was operational.
Some light reflecting through an arch top door on our way out.
I hope you enjoyed this short trip through this historical facility. If you are within driving distance of this prison I would strongly suggest visiting and maybe purchasing some T-shirts or other memorabilia that is on sale at the gift shop. It will certainly go a long way towards providing the much needed funds it takes to restore this magnificent facility.
For those of you into paranormal activity here is a link – http://www.hauntingamerica.com/eastern-state-penitentiary/