When old photos are shown in sepia style, which was the only way to color the photos back then, it almost always look like taken from a horror movie. Maybe it’s because we have seen too many old sepia photos in scary movies nowadays, or it just was a lot of horrible things happening then because of lack of knowledge they always did some creepy things. And I bet that half of these prisoners are not guilty but still sentenced to death.
At the border of China and Russia in the far east there were this prison that photographer Aleksey Kuznetsov went to and took some photos in year 1891. The prison is located in Nerchinsk, and on the photos you can see how the prisoners lived.
There are even a female prisoner which you may thought they didn’t have. They worked all day, and when it was time to rest they got cuffed in heavy chains and got some very thing pillows to sleep on.
Not comfortable at all. Kuznetsov also photographed one of the prison executors. Scary and old-fashioned. If you would like to see more you can take a look at a creepy abandoned Russian prison, and see how it looks today.