“The morality of mass incarceration” explored in new prison exhibit

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.

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Eastern State Penitentiary and the Critique of Mass Incarceration

By Amy McKeever

Pacific Standard Magazine

July 19, 2016

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