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Published: December 17, 2012

In 1822, the Pennsylvania Legislature discussed adding treadmills as a form of “labour” and discipline to two new prisons being erected in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Click here to download the full article “Pennsylvania Legislature” (December 7, 1822) from the Post archives, or read below. (See also “Jailhouse Blues” in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue.)

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