We're looking at a dark aspect of Maine history-conditions for women at the first Maine State Prison from 1875 until 1923.
Annette Vance Dorey wrote a fascinating study on this macabre subject. It also examines life in the Maine State Prison. The horrific combination makes head shaking and fascinating reading.
"Maine Mothers Who Murdered" is available from www.Annette-Writes.com or Van.Horn.Vintage@gmail.com
I think you'll find this story fascinating.