Friday, June 24, 2011

Susan Prison (苏三监狱)

This is the hole they would drag the dead bodies out.

"Hu tou lao" - The lions Head Jail
Where the worst prisoners were kept including Susan.

Susan's cell (苏三)

This Ming Dynasty (明代) prison is supposed to be really unique in China. Located in Hongtong City (洪洞市), it's now named for a a female inmate who was kept there named Susan (苏三), that's su-san not the English name Susan. I've heard different variations of her story and I've also heard that her story is just that, a story and that it's mostly fabricated. Either way I was trying to knock off some of the last few nearby sights before I left. The place was interesting enough for what it's worth.

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