History of Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary
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This is a short, six-page history of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, the first of its kind in this country. Quakers helped in the design and approach of Eastern State, especially in the innovation of solitary confinement. This short history goes from the development of the prison to its closing in the 1970s.

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