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On April 26, about 35 YLS alumni and their guests went on a private tour of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) in Philadelphia. This immense fortress, opened in 1829 and in use until 1971, has influenced prison architecture and the treatment of prisoners around the world. The group saw some of the ESP's gems, such as Al Capone's well-decorated cell and the recently-renovated Synagogue. After the tour, the group went to a nearby restaurant where YLS Professor John J. Donohue III and Dr. Norman Johnston of Arcadia University (and a member of the ESP Board of Directors), expanded upon the discussion of crime and punishment raised during the tour. And of course, there was plenty of time for seeing old friends and making new ones.

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