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By Joseph McMaster

In approximately a century and a half non-stop use, Boston�s Charles highway detention center used to be a bustling crossroads the place the recognized and notorious rubbed elbows. everybody from Whitey Bulger to a captured German U-boat captain to a destiny mayor of Boston�to identify only a few�served time there. while it opened in 1851, the Charles road penal complex used to be hailed as a version for the humanitarian remedy of prisoners. over the years, notwithstanding, because the reformatory grew more and more superseded, its identify grew to become nearly synonymous with corruption, distress, and overcrowding. In a landmark felony case in 1973, the courts ordered the penal complex closed, discovering its stipulations so undesirable they violated inmates� constitutional rights. After sitting vacant and deteriorating for a few years, the very good, old granite constitution lately won a brand new rent on existence whilst it used to be renovated and remodeled right into a luxurious inn. at the present time, the construction welcomes visitors of a kind the previous customers might scarcely have imagined.

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