1870s photograph of Vermont State Prison inmates in prison yard by A.S. Vose
Vermont State Prison; inmates; photographs
Inmates at the Vermont State Prison were required to march in lockstep (right hand on the shoulder of the inmate to the front, head turned to the side) to prevent fraternization. According to the Auburn Plan of prison management, inmates were not physically isolated at all hours of the day, as they were under the Pennsylvania Plan, but they were prohibited from speaking to each other.
A. S. Vose, photographer