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Eastern State Penitentiary

Mayank Raj
ALCAPONE'S PRISON- Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, US The American gangster was logged here for a year in 1929. The inmates in this penitentiary, which started operating in 1829, were confined to solitary, dark and independent cells and not even allowed to interact with others: if the prisoners broke any law, they were severely punished. The 142-year old history of this facility was marred with numerous cases of murder, suicide and diseases: and its ghost stories are all over the internet. Read the stories and plan a visit.