As an encore to this creation, Latrobe took on the design of the U.S. Capitol. There, too, the costs have become prohibitive; the goal (legislation based on democratic principles worked on collaboratively by the two major parties) has not been met; and recidivism (no term limits, few “parolees”) prevails.
All institutions work to benefit their administrators — whether prison officials or Congress — and not the public they are supposed to serve.
We need to seek reparations from Latrobe’s heirs. It might help balance our budget.