Eastern State Penitentiary

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 prisoners.

Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.

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    Call for Submissions
    Eastern State Penitentiary’ Site-Specific Artist Installations Eastern State Penitentiary

    International Deadline: June 4, 2017 – Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations. We seek installations that evoke a broad range of emotions. Funding…

    PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, United States
    Date Posted
    1 Feb 2017