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99% Invisible Explores the Strange Phenomenon of Rotary Jails

99% Invisible Explores the Strange Phenomenon of Rotary Jails
99% Invisible Explores the Strange Phenomenon of Rotary Jails, © Flickr cc use Martin Konopacki
© Flickr cc use Martin Konopacki

99% Invisible has recently published a review of rotary jails, a strange prison architecture system in which cell blocks turn to align with the position of a single door, in the attempt to create better security. Used around the early 20th century, this odd, carousel-like technology spread across the United States in mainly Midwestern towns.

Learn more about the phenomenon of rotating jails, at the 99% Invisible article, here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "99% Invisible Explores the Strange Phenomenon of Rotary Jails" 19 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801624/99-percent-invisible-explores-the-strange-phenomenon-of-rotary-jails/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Flickr cc use Martin Konopacki

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