Tennessee State Prison was built using convict labor in the years leading up to 1898 when it was opened. A fortress-like building, it contained 800 tiny inmate cells – though there were also various outbuildings within the walls and a farm outside.
"I learned how to use a gun at a young age. I thought it was the only thing that could truly protect me from the world. It was only a matter of time before I realized it was the only thing that could kill me too" - KG