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“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.


Eastern State Penitentiary and the Critique of Mass Incarceration

By Amy McKeever

Pacific Standard Magazine

July 19, 2016

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