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America's Most Historic Prison

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.

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May 4, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reception for the 2018 Season

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What We're Reading this Week

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards, The New York Times, April 3, 2018

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