Moundsville, West Virginia, dummy hanging where condemned... - Jim West, JW080229.jpg

Moundsville, West Virginia, dummy hanging where condemned prisoners were hanged, West Virginia Penitentiary. The prison was constructed in 1866 and closed in 1995 after a court ruled the 5x7 foot prison cells cruel and unusual punishment. The Moundsville Economic Development Council now conducts tours of the facility. - Jim West - 2007-09-07
 
 
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