Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pa. was originally built
in 1822-1836. Linking solitude with moral and vocational instruction, it exemplified the Pennsylvania System of penology and
became a model for over 300 prisons worldwide. It was closed to prisoners in 1971.
Ghostly vortices in one of the corridors? Not so. These
are the strands of chicken wire fencing seperating visitors from access to the corridor. Again, one must be careful when assessing