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  • Status: Underway   |   Cost: $125,000

    Soup Alley: Gateway to the Dining & Kitchen Complex

    Eleven years after separate confinement ended, prisoners ate together for the first time. Making such a major shift in operations was a tremendous task for Eastern State administrators.

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  • Status: Complete   |   Cost: $175,000

    2016: The Hospital Block’s Northern Extension

    Cellblock 3 has captivated visitors since the penitentiary reopened as a museum more than 20 years ago. Opportunities to step past the head gate ornamented with a red cross symbol and explore the full length of the Hospital Block have been rare.

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