Dog Sentenced to Life In Prison

The dog in the mug shot is Pep, also known as Inmate C2559. He lived at Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania beginning in 1924.

Prison folklore says that Governor Gifford Pinchot sentenced Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Governor Pinchor said Pep was a mascot for the prisoners. Pep lived among the inmates for about a decade.

Eastern State was in operation from 1829 until 1971, and is now a historic landmark, which many consider haunted. See pictures of Eastern State at Curious History. Link -via Nag on the Lake

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