Coverage of Sarah Sportman’s work on prison archaeology

Megan Gannon from Atlas Obscura covers work of UConn Anthropology graduate Sarah Sportman:

Old prison
Starving Felons, and Other Lessons from Prison Archaeology

William Stuart didn’t really mind sleeping 50 feet underground in a dank abandoned mine or being in close quarters with felons—the ticks and fleas were fewer in the subterranean world and the temperature stayed fairly cool and constant. But what he hated about life at Old Newgate Prison was the food, or lack thereof….