As black labrador Pep received a life sentence
• How black labrador Pep received a life sentence
Pennsylvania federal prison is primarily known for the fact that it was serving his sentence legendary gangster Al Capone. And in the second place - the fact that it has become a haven for dog Pep nickname.
August 24, 1924 black labrador Pep was sentenced for life without possibility of parole. According to legend, replicated in the newspapers, he was accused of the brutal murder of a cat, which is so fond of his wife State Governor Gifford Pinchot. Despite the fact that Pep himself lived in this family. The governor used his influence to dog upekli in prison. He was even photographed like a common prisoner, and assigned number - C-2559.
An amazing story. Especially considering the fact that Pep did not kill no cat ...
Pep was the family of Mr. Pinchot tiny puppy. A relative of the governor, who worked breeder, presented Labrador politics when he was elected governor of the state. Initially Pepa adored, but soon he grew up and began to chew on the furniture like a madman. No punishment could not break him of this habit. Teeth Labrador spoiled as pillows, that the owners decided to get rid of the dog. But the lull him they did not dare.
During his working trip to Maine Pinchot found a way out. He learned that in some prisons specially accommodated dogs that prisoners do not lose heart. The governor has discussed this option with the head of the Pennsylvania prison, and he agreed. Since Pep was behind bars. We photographed it as a joke.
The Governor Gifford Pinchot, and one of the blocks Pennsylvania prison
But there was a legend that Pep - a criminal? Apparently, the story wrote a reporter of the local newspaper. Deciding to whet the interest of readers, he questioned the son of the governor of the nuances, and together they came up with the bike.
Tu prison was closed in 1971. And now it is a tourist object. People are coming mainly to look at the camera, in which sat Al Capone. For them hung a sign in memory of the "eminent concluded Pepe", which, incidentally, was buried inside the prison.
The camera of Al Capone
A sign in memory of Pepe