Eastern State Penitentiary

In October of 2014, members of the Griffon Yearbook attended the College Media Association’s fall conference in Philadelphia. Between learning sessions and team building exercises, we  ventured to Eastern State Penitentiary.

Throughout the tour we took, we learned about one the the first penitentiaries in the world. Eastern State used religious beliefs and solitary confinement to enforce order among inmates like Al Capone.

Eastern State is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the world.

The gate of Eastern State's Medical Wing remains locked during tours.

The gate of Eastern State’s Medical Wing remains locked during tours.

Leaves cover the crumbling walls of Eastern State.

Leaves cover the crumbling walls of Eastern State.

Benches line the wall near the baseball field once used by inmates.

Benches line the wall near the baseball field once used by inmates.

Some sections of Eastern State remain off-limits to visitors.

Some sections of Eastern State remain off-limits to visitors.

Visitors walk through Eastern State Penitentiary.

Visitors walk through Eastern State Penitentiary.

Visitors walk through Eastern State Penitentiary.

Visitors walk through Eastern State Penitentiary.

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