Power Dynamics of New-Gate Prison

Takeaways from the Reports Escapes and Security: Persistent escapes and an increased need for security measures had a significant impact on the power dynamics between […]

1828 Report

·  Closing/Relocation Process: On June 27, 1827, twenty convicts were relocated from New Gate to the Connecticut State Prison, an additional twenty convicts were transferred […]

1824 Report

·  In 1824, the Mill at New Gate Prison is described as not generating revenue but providing employment for convicts with short sentences or an […]

1823 Report

·  Current employment within the prison includes nailors, blacksmiths, shoemakers, coopers, wheelwrights, stone cutters, and others. Concerning funding the prison solely through convict labor, it […]

1822 Report

·  Solitary confinement in the Caverns has proven effective in reforming refractory prisoners, leading to a preference for that over whipping as a form of […]

1821 Report

·  The prisoners are employed in various branches, including shoe making, wagon and plow making, basket making, coopering, sawing, blacksmithing, filing, knife making, nail making, […]

1819 Report

·  Examination: The Committee was appointed by the Honorable General Assembly to examine New-Gate prison and consider the recommended alterations from the Overseers’ report. The […]

1814 Report

·  Improvements: New-Gate prison currently houses 47 prisoners, all except one in good health. Only two deaths occurred at the prison in the past year; […]

1810 Report

·  Overview: Consists of a dwelling house, work shop, upper prison, and hospital. The main prison is a cavern 70 feet below the surface with […]

1807 Report

·  The yard’s north well is in good condition, but the coal house towards the west wall is old and too small for the necessary […]