Eastern State Penitentiary was constructed in 1879 and operated as a prison facility until 1971. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the prison once housed two of the most notorious criminals in US history—All Capone and Willie Sutton. Today, a non-profit organization operates as a museum offering tours and exhibits focusing on the history of criminal punishment in the United States and the world.
Eastern State Penitentiary and the Critique of Mass Incarceration
By Amy McKeever
Pacific Standard Magazine
July 19, 2016