Pentonville Prison

We’ve been here for a week, now. It has been quite the trip. Yesterday we went to the Pentonville Prison. This prison consists of male inmates, about 1,080 of them. The inner design of the prison is radial, which means there is a center area with hallways that come out from the center. To understand the format better, just look at your hand. The palm of your hand is the center of the prison where your fingers are the halls in which the cells for the inmates are located. There were 5 floors as well. Originally, the prison was created to hold about 500 inmates. It’s very old. Each door has a lock and a key is necessary to open it. This prison has been a huge influence though. Prisons from all over, like America, has a similar building layout. The inmates at Pentonville receive three meals a day, medical care, and have the ability to roam the halls where their cells are located. A large number of guards work during the day. Where at night the number decreases to about 7. It was a large prison, though very old. The tour itself was very interesting, along with the information learned. Due to security reasons, we were unable to have our phones with us, therefore we could not take a photo.
Though that may be the case, after the prison tour, we did go to Abbey Road. This is the cross walk in which The Beatles had crossed. There is an album cover with the band crossing this exact crosswalk. It was very crowded and people were running back and forth the busy street trying to capture a photo representing that same cover. It was amusing, yet very hectic.