Alphonse “Scarface” Capone served eight months in Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in 1929. However, the prison officials granted Capone certain comforts not typically allowed to typical inmates, including fine furniture, oriental rugs, oil paintings and a fancy radio. He reportedly liked to listen to waltzes in his cell.⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀ @easternstate ⠀ ________________________________________⠀⠀ #easternstatepenitentiary#esp
In a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.⠀ - Plato, 360 B.C. .⠀ .⠀ . @easternstate ________________________________________⠀ #easternstatepenitentiary#esp
Other Absences by Cindy Stockton Moore.⠀ "Ms. Stockton Moore intends to create a more complete picture of the men and women imprisoned here, and the consequences of their actions."⠀ . . . ________________________________________ #easternstatepenitentiary#esp
These vast cell blocks once held inmates in solitary confinement almost 200 years ago and was considered a revolutionary prison system. The choice to use solitary confinement was not intended to be a punishment, but instead a form of religious rehabilitation. These hall were even designed to resemble a church. ___________________________________________________________⠀ #easternstatepenitentiary#esp
Of course; it's a prison. There's no trouble getting in, the problems will come when we want to get out.⠀ - John Malkovich, The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)⠀ ___________________________________________________________⠀ #themanintheironmask#johnmalkovich easternstatepen
The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. So the way he sees it, if you're frightened of dying and... and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all. So don't worry, okay?⠀ - Jacob’s Ladder (1990)⠀ ___________________________________________________⠀ ...
The Eastern State Penitentiary was designed by John Haviland and officially opened in 1829. The @easternstate is considered the worlds first true penitentiary. My girlfriend @shannonveguilla and I had the pleasure of checking out this spooky yet incredible part of history a few months back and we absolutely recommend a visit if you’re in the area. ____________________________________________ #easternstatepenitentiary#esp easternstatepen ⠀
I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. ...