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  • June 22, 2018

    Eastern Apps: Visualizing Historic Prison Data

    The American Philosophical Society Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship recently launched a suite of apps that allow researchers to explore historic prison data.

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  • June 22, 2018

    Congratulations to our 15th Annual Members Photo Contest Winners

    Members submitted a diverse array of photographs for the annual Members Photo Contest. Visitors to Eastern State Penitentiary viewed the display of photographs all weekend-long on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 and voted for their favorite Black and White as well as Color entry.

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  • June 22, 2018

    I want a rest!

    The question most frequently asked about Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s extensive collection of more than 4,500 mugshots is, “What’s that on their heads?”

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  • June 22, 2018

    Orange is the New Black: The Prequel

    Like hordes of other American pop culture consumers, I’m watching—and loving—the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. The show, set at a minimum security women’s prison, explores the daily struggles of a diverse cast of female inmates, as well as their keepers.

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  • June 22, 2018

    Should Architects Be Discouraged from Designing Prisons?

    Michael Kimmelman wrote in The New York Times last week about a debate within the American Institute of Architects.

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