Posts Tagged ‘historic prisons’

Al Capone's Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

Al Capone’s Cell At ESP Keeps Conservators On Their Toes

May 2, 2019  |  News

At Eastern State Penitentiary, layers of history reveal more mysteries inside a famous gangster's old prison cell. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

Crisis Of Mass Incarceration The Subject Of New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

Crisis Of Mass Incarceration The Subject Of New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

May 2, 2016  |  News

Eastern State Penitentiary takes an innovative approach to contemporary prison issues and public education with their new exhibit, “Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration” > more

Then And Now: 11th & East Passyunk Avenue

Then And Now: 11th & East Passyunk Avenue

July 12, 2015  |  Then & Now

From a towering Gothic house of correction to a busy neighborhood shopping center, the corner block of 11th Street and Passyunk Avenue has undergone quite the transformation since 1967. Jennifer Rogers takes us out of the Acme deli isle and into Moyamensing Prison's penal past with this month's Then and Now. > more

Prison Urges You To Bring Them Toys

Prison Urges You To Bring Them Toys

December 2, 2014  |  Buzz

Eastern State Penitentiary kicks off its annual toy drive for children of parents behind bars > more

Haunting Holmesburg Prison

Haunting Holmesburg Prison

October 31, 2014  |  Last Light

It's Halloween and we've rounded up the work of seven photographers for a super-sized photo essay on creepy Holmesburg Prison. Enjoy! > more