In May of 1929, Al Capone was arrested on a concealed weapon charge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His sentence required him to stay in the Eastern State Penitentiary for one year. During that time he made his surroundings rather comfortable compared to those of other inmates; less than one year later he was released on March 17, 1930.
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Wow. Great back-story, great photo!
Thanks, it was a unique experience!
wow they actually allowed him to decorate his cell as such ??
Yes, because he had “connections”…
Huh! Who knew? Interesting story.
I agree, thanks!
Thanks, the building is full of history and a photographers dream.
It’s so interesting – is that penitentiary decommissioned now?
That is correct, it was decommissioned in 1971. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit – great history.
In those days criminals could actually get away with things like this….love these little strange things about that time in history!!