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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Hidden Lives Illuminated will offer a rare look into daily life inside America’s correctional system through animated short films created by currently-incarcerated artists.
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February 5, 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brianna Remster: The Impact of Incarceration on Political Representation and Voting
What We're Reading this Week
Tensions rise in federal prisons during shutdown as weary guards go without pay and work double shifts, The Washington Post, January 10, 2019
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