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The palace not only held the personal quarters of the Inquisitor, but also the tribunal and prisons. Various signage throughout the palace tells the fate of those judged in this room. For example, one label noted that Paolo, a 60-year-old neo-Christian slave, was treated so badly by his master that once, in a moment of despair, he said “it would have been better to have remained Muslim, as Islamic slaves are in much better condition.” He was tried and found guilty of heresy and imprisoned for three months in the palace dungeons until a doctor from the Holy Office found him so ill that he had him removed to the infirmary, from which he was eventually released.

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