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    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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    2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    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. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true penitentiary: a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber ''Slick Willie'' Sutton and Al Capone. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone's Cell, and Death Row. A critically-acclaimed series of artists' installations is free with admission.  Just five blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    Events at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
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    LECTURES & LITERATURE
    Reckoning with Violence: Mass Incarceration, Restorative Justice, and the Road to Repair
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    April 2nd, 2019
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    Reception for the 2019 Season
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    May 2nd, 2019
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