The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Designed by John Haviland and opened on October 25, 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary. Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held inside its innovative wagon wheel design.
I found the contrast of this image to be striking as for 142 years, just behind these walls, people lost the privilege of nearly all the freedoms that our flag represents.
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