Penitentiary in "Monk" (Location)

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The Penitentiary
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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400
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Much of the story takes place at what the narrative refers to as "the penitentiary" (49). This location includes a cell, the warden's house, the mess hall, and the death house. The narrative never refers to it by name, but it's likely that Faulkner was thinking of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm - a maximum security prison located in the Delta in the northwestern part of the state. It has been in operation since the first decade of the 20th century.

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