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Eastern State Penitentiary

Posted by on April 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm
Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for being the world’s first large-scale penitentiary. It opened in 1829 and operated until 1965. This prison became a model by which all modern prisons follow. In 1842 author Charles Dickens wrote in his book American Notes the following about his visit […]