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  • Inmates kept track of the days/weeks/months while imprisoned in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Prisoner graffiti in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes was used as a state prison numerous times from the Middle Ages up to the German Occupation and the Liberation. Some of its famous occupants include the Marquis de Sade, Diderot and Mirabeau. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    "Domus Dolorum" - "House of Pain", painted by a prisoner in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    The monogram, perhaps, of a prisoner in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes was used as a state prison numerous times from the Middle Ages up to the German Occupation and the Liberation. Some of its famous occupants include the Marquis de Sade, Diderot and Mirabeau. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Decorative painting by prisoners in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    The name of a prisoner, Jacob and the year, 1675, in which he was imprisoned in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes was used as a state prison numerous times from the Middle Ages up to the German Occupation and the Liberation. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Decorative painting by prisoners in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Decorative painting by prisoners in the donjon of Chateau Vincennes. Vincennes, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean