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I recently saw a photo of the Cook County Jail from the early 1900's when it was called Bridewell Prison. In the photo there was a quarry on the premises and it appears that prisoners were forced to work there. When did the prison cease to require prisoners to work in the quarry?

Asked by Aida Sanchez

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