Eastern State Penitentiary Inmates by Sentence

This app graphs and maps demographic data about the inmates admitted to the Eastern State Penitentiary, based on the length of their sentence.

Use the different tabs to (1) investigate broad trends in the inmate population, (2) examine patterns in the Moral Instructor's notes on admission and discharge, and (3) reveal the charges and places of sentencing. This app also generates a list of inmates that match the length of sentence selected, along with a link to the Admission Book in which that inmate's information was recorded.


These graphs compile basic demographic data about the inmates who received sentences matching the range entered above.

Gender

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Ethnicity

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Marital Status

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Sobriety

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Literacy

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Country of Origin

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These word clouds reveal major trends in the notes kept by the Moral Instructor on the inmates' admission and discharge.

Moral Notes

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Discharge Notes

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The graph shows the charges received by inmates, while the map shows the courthouse where these charges were prosecuted.

Charges

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Courthouse

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