|Folsom Prison Ball & Chain|
|Type||Prisoner Ball and Chain|
|Effects||Attached to the shadow of a person or object and renders them unable to leave a certain area.|
|Activation||Setting on the shadow|
Attaches to the shadow of a person or object and renders them unable to leave a certain area.
Real World ConnectionEdit
Folsom State Prison is California's second-oldest prison, long known for its harsh conditions in the decades following the California Gold Rush. Although FSP now houses primarily medium security prisoners, FSP was one of America's first Maximum security prisons. Construction of the facility began in 1878 on the site of the Stony Bar mining camp along the American River. The prison officially opened in 1880. Folsom was built to hold 1,800 inmates. Inmates spent most of their time in the dark behind solid boiler plate doors in stone cells measuring 4 by 8 ft (1.2 by 2.4 m) with 6 in (150 mm) eye slots. Air holes were drilled into the cell doors in the 1940s, and the cell doors are still in use today. FSP was the first prison in the world to have electric power, which was provided by the first hydroelectric powerhouse in California. After the State of California took sole control of the death penalty in 1891, executions were held at Folsom. A total of 93 prisoners were hanged at FSP between December 13, 1895, and December 3, 1937.
Although he never served time there (or in fact in any prison), the institution was immortalized in Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues".