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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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February 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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What We're Reading this Week

Trump Convenes Experts on Overhaul of Nation's Prison System
The New York Times, January 11, 2018

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