The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


council bluffs iowa revolving jail
19th century last used 1969
ancestor and descendent of the panopticon
matron and jailer and 135 prisoners
3 stories massive jailbreaks
revolution by crank central cesspool
steel cells no heating no electricity
sometimes it would turn day and night
boxcar bertha stayed there
perhaps worst jail in america
now housing de forest's audion among other things
an early mechanical television early tubes
all emanating from council bluffs iowa

http://www.asondheim.org/revolvingjail.mov
a poverty film of two frames
two flickered images, there are others
i am very sorry

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