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The World's First True Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is the world’s first. It is open to the public to visit.

It was one of the biggest structures at the time, it opened in 1829 and rapidly became the most famous prison in the world. 345 more words

Philadelphia

Prison Mentors

Photos by Gerald Herbert

A maximum-security prison in Louisiana once notorious for its violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other “lifers” are now mentors, teaching job skills and morals to nonviolent offenders, preparing them for another shot at freedom. 1,690 more words

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Day 22 - PORT ARTHUR

Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, TAS. Visited the one of Australia’s most important heritage sites today. From timber camp, to a prison at the forefront of criminal reform methods to a huge tourism site. 328 more words

Australia

Thanks/Praise to God

©ELEVATE YOURSELF ABOVE THIS CAPTIVITY:

Elevation…It’s all about: ELEVATION!!!
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I’m here as an Iconoclast, to give a new life to & to propel a nation… 1,537 more words

Prison

Port Arthur Historic Site

Knowing what I knew about Port Arthur before arriving, I truly wasn’t expecting it to be such a beautiful place. I knew that it had once been a convict settlement, that it was full of jailhouse ruins, and that it was the site of a tragic killing spree in the 1990s. 1,172 more words

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