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Eastern State Penitentiary

Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States.
It is estimated that more than 300 prisons worldwide are based on the Penitentiary's wagon-wheel, or "radial" floor plan.
Some of America's most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.
After 142 years of consecutive use, Eastern State Penitentiary was completely abandoned in 1971, and now stands, a lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.
There's no escape
There's no escape
Whistle while you work
Whistle while you work
Under the watchful eye
Under the watchful eye
Reading room
Reading room
Shower Room
Shower Room
Al Capone's cell
Al Capone's cell
Two Bits
Two Bits
Hospital wing gate
Hospital wing gate
The walking dead
The walking dead
Hospital wing
Hospital wing
Three hots and a cot
Three hots and a cot
Cellblock 4
Cellblock 4