Plan Your Visit
When to arrive, where to park, what to expect, and more. Learn More
The Searchlight Series, Terror Behind the Walls, and more. Learn more
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a groundbreaking new exhibit. Included with admission. Learn More
We need your help to stabilize Soup Alley, the area connecting the Central Hub to the Dining Halls. Learn More
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 notoriuous criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.
August 1, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher: Judicial Discretion
What We're Reading This Week
"Federal prisons keeping mentally ill in solitary confinement for long stretches of time, new report says"
The Washington Post, July 12, 2017
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