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The Burlington County Prison, built in 1811, operated for 154 years. Its third floor houses a dark solitary cell which served as a death row site. Also referred to as "the dungeon," it is where at least 8 convicted prisoners spent their final minutes.

In 1908, the death penalty was suspended. As a result, the dungeon cell was used as a method of punishment for misbehaving prisoners. It served as their solitary confinement. Aside from the basement being the site of a murder, it is also believed that the 8 people involved in the hangings were buried at the back of the building.

Now that it is a museum, the prison's backstory, together with some other factors makes it a prime candidate for a haunting. Because the building has not undergone major alterations, this means that it is still in its original form or state, with the hanging gallows remaining in the backyard. Also, white mannequins looking like prisoners are placed throughout the cells to represent the solitary confinement experience. Recordings of wailing inmates and dripping faucets can be heard as well.
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