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Color photograph looking through the peep hole of a cell door in the punishment cell block at Perm 36. Prisoners would be sent from the regular barracks to the poorly heated, dank punishment cell block (the ShIZO or Penalty Isolator) for violations of camp discipline, failure to fulfill labor norms, or at the whims of camp guards.

Black and white photograph of barracks interior with male patients on bunks and at a table in the hospital at Belomorkanal Camp.

Black and white photograph of a group of young male prisoners on their bunks in a barracks in the Severodvinsk camp.

Mkrtchan pencil drawing depicting a group of prisoners wearing coats and hats huddled around a stove struggling to keep warm in their barracks at Ivdellag.

Black and white photograph of a prisoner in heavy clothing hauling a water bucket from a well near the mine's gate at Kolyma, Magadan region.

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs that depicts a group of blind prisoners lining up for food. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency caused many cases of blindness, often referred to as night-blindness. She described how night-blinded camp inmates tried to finish eating their food near the food delivery window.