Day: December 14, 2012

The Albany Penitentiary

(This article originally appeared at Alloveralbany.com) From petty thief to Lincoln assassination conspirator, if you were a criminal in Washington D.C. in the 1860’s — you were going to be sent up the river. Way up the river. To Albany. The Albany Penitentiary served for decades as the prison for the District of Columbia. A …