The prison where the most dangerous prisoners tortured to death (PHOTOS)
Peek into the prison Holmsburg where the most dangerous prisoners suffered brutal torture and death.
Abandoned prison Holmsburg in Philadelphia built in 1896, hides horrible past that includes monstrous actions toward man such as; torture, rape, riots, and poverty.
This prison was in use until 1995, and today it is still used in parts of the campus for work program of the prisoner.
1973, the two prisoners have gone to the prison warden and his deputy to supposedly make an appeal. They carried sharp objects that are made in the prison and killed both managers.
However, not only the prisoners who made barbaric acts. In fact, it was opposite.
1938th, 25 people who were the initiators of the hunger strike because of the brutal conduct of the guards and managers, were placed in the disciplinary chamber where they were punished by heat. Four prisoners have died after 58 hours of heat that reached 190 degrees. According to the coroner ‘burned to death’.
Ten guards and officers are accused of a crime, but only two received a sentence of one to three years.
In July 1970, chaos in the prison arose when about 250 prisoners armed themselves with knives, Satara and table legs that are taken during meals. They attacked the guards and other prisoners and took over part of the prison. To bring the prison in order, Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo collects 400 policemen who would calm the chaos. About 69 inmates and 27 guards died.
In 1966, the Food and Drug Administration controlled the doctor for improper record keeping. Too test drugs for various pharmaceutical campaigns, he used many prisoners. That same year, his assistant was arrested for using his position and forcing the weaker prisoners to sex acts.
October 1989, there was another uprising in the prison. The rebellion lasted only five hours, but many prisoners severely beaten at a standstill.
Holmesburg Prison becomes a place of operation extensive dermatological research between 1951, and 1974, in which they used prisoners as subjects.
The operation was led by Dr. Albert M. Kligman the University of Pennsylvania, and performed in the name of the campaign Johnson & Johnson, the US Army and the Dow Chemical Company.
In one of the studies, Kligman injected prisoners with dioxin – a highly toxic carcinogen, which is Dow company produced for use in Vietnam at that time – According to Wikipedia. A large number of prisoners who were mostly black people, developed a lesion that is untreated for seven months. Dow wanted to examine the effect of action of dioxins and other herbicides on human skin. Later, around 1980, some people who were used by dr.Kligman, lodged a complaint against Kligman for a range of health problems and psychological damage.
That did not stop Kligman, on the contrary. He Increased the dose about 7,500 micrograms, which was about 468 times higher doses that Dow company authorized him to use. The result was frightening. Prisoners have developed inflammatory papules and pustules.
There were other tests too. This time was different. Hundreds of prisoners were paid to test cosmetics and chemicals, whose results were unknown and very dangerous.
1967th, The US military pays to Kligman to apply chemicals on the back and face of inmates in Holmesburg.