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Prison reunion

A tour group wanders through block 7 of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 30, 2014. Opened in 1829, with the original corrective system of "confinement in solitude with labor," the penitentiary housed about 75,000 inmates in its 142 years of operation. At Eastern State reunions, former inmates, staff and guard gather to share memories and trade stories and get a chance to describe their experiences in question-and-answer sessions with the public. (REUTERS/Mark Makela)

Prison reunion

Yahoo NewsMay 6, 2014

Reunions at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, held since 1992, give former inmates a chance to describe their experiences in question-and-answer sessions with the public.

The 980-cell Gothic-style prison, where massive gargoyles sit menacingly above its high-walled stone entrance, closed in 1971 after 142 years. Among its best-known residents were mobster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton. (Reuters)

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