Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary (Photo credit: Jeff Fusco / EasternState.org)

Philly penitentiary offers taste of prison food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is a city that has become renowned for its hip and innovative restaurant scene. But a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare this weekend: prison food. Eastern State Penitentiary […]


Examples of shanks made by inmates at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The defunct and decayed prison serves as one of Philadelphia's quirkiest tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Shivs, more on display at historic Philly prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dozens of prison artifacts are set for display at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The brief exhibit opens Saturday and runs for 10 days.