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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

A guide at Eastern State Penitentiary tells visitors about the famed prison—its appearance in movies such as 12 Monkeys, its notable inmates like Willie Sutton and Al Capone and its designation as the first true penitentiary, a prison system designed to inspire penitence.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

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