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Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out
The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape seemed highly unlikely.
By SANDY CSIZMAR, email@example.com
April 30, 2014