Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site – Part 1

26 minutes

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Conversation with Sean Kelley – Senior Vice President and Director of Interpretation
There are many vital stories in this episode about a penitentiary many have called one of America’s most important buildings.  This frank and compelling conversation covers everything from the history of incarceration, Charles Dickens, Al Capone, the values regarding hosting a haunted house at a prison, to movies about prisons, and much more.  Image from Wikipedia
– Related Trivia Question: which movie featured a prison escape that IMDb says is their highest rated of all time?   The answer, plus a lot more information about that movie, is in Part Two.

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