Eastern State Penitentiary
Now a National Historic Landmark, Eastern State Penitentiary was designed to instill fear in potential wrongdoers. The building gained fame for many reasons: Al Capone and Willie Sutton spent time here; it had indoor plumbing before the White House; and movies such as 12 Monkeys were filmed here. But it’s most known for the prison system it introduced in America: solitary confinement.
Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary
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