and an informative link is here. His wealth allowed to furnish his 8ft x 12ft cell luxuriously whilst others had only a bunk, a table, a toilet and a bible. This was his first stay in prison and he was released on good behavior 10 months later in March 1930. Seems a rather large extravagance for such a short stay.
A great page on the hospital is here.
When we left and the wing was locked back up I met up with Lewis and heard how his camera had dropped off his tripod, landing heavily on the concrete floor and smashing his screen. I shuddered and grimly sympathized as I recalled a similar event with my 50D falling off its tripod, yet thankfully only damaging my UV filter and not my expensive lens. I hope Lewis' camera has a quick cheap fix.
The prison is also supposed to be heavily haunted but none of us saw or felt any evidence of that. An interesting article here.
Throughout the cells are ramdom 'art' installations, most of which I thought were a little immature.. A cell with the bed, table and toilet, even the floor, covered in a knitted surface. Another with a TV in a cell showing scenes of Paris, or an empty cell with a film of an orange garbed exercising prisoner projected onto the back wall. These and others are presented as 'groundbreaking' although I regarded them more as 'yawn inducing'.
The prison's main website is here.
Most of us went to lunch afterwards, eating at a great little Belgian cafe, recommended by one of the prison staff. Great beer and delicious food.
A group, called Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, website here, have been enlisting physical and monetary help from local organizations and the public, and have succeeded in clearing large areas of the 380 acres.
There's an interesting article here about Mt Moriah from 1878 - 1938, where it seems throughout its history, its been dogged with periods of neglect.