Eastern State Penitentiary

After a few scheduling mishaps over the past 12 months, I was finally able to accompany Tony Sweet and his band of photographer convicts (John Barclay, Sara Howell, Bob Lott, Mike Levanthal, Don Rosenberger and Mark Menditto) at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. Thanks to Tony, we were given access to parts of the prison not open to the general public. It was quite an experience. It would not be surprising, if you listened very closely, to hear the voices of some of the prison’s famous inmates, like gangster Al Capone. This is a very unique, if not spooky, place.