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June 27, 2014
OSSINING, N.Y. — An old power plant at Sing Sing that once supplied the juice for the electric chair is being eyed as the site for a museum dedicated to the infamous prison.
Supporters envision thousands of tourists streaming “up the river” from New York to see artifacts including “Old Sparky,” as the chair was known; a metal “head cage” used when prisoners were transported; and a display of prisoners' weapons, from axes made in metal shop to shivs fashioned from plastic forks.
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