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The Searchlight Series, Prison Food Weekend, Bastille Day and more. Learn more

Featured Exhibit

Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a groundbreaking new exhibit. Included with admission. Learn More

Annual Appeal

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.

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July 11, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lockey Maisonneuve: Yoga in Jail

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What We're Reading This Week

"Justice Dept. to Work With 12 Cities to Fight Violent Crime"
New York Times, June 20, 2017

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Courtesy of @dawns_eye_view

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2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner