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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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December 1, 2017, 10:00 am – December 23, 2017, 5:00 pm

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What We're Reading This Week

Bureau of Prisons ending contracts with 16 halfway houses
CNN, November 20, 2017

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2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner