1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

“”Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog” was admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore says that the 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. “

Pep, "The Cat-Murdering Dog"

3 Responses

  1. Jean Pennie

    I have Pep’s magnet on my fridge; my daughter picked it up for me after her visit there. Didn’t know his story, though, so thanks!


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