Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration

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1/4: Installation view of Prison Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Photo by Darryl W. Moran.
2/4: Installation view of Prison Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Photo by Darryl W. Moran.
3/4: Installation view of Prison Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Photo by Darryl W. Moran.
4/4: Installation view of Prison Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Photo by Darryl W. Moran.

Created through the Center-funded project Prisons in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Eastern State Penitentiary presents Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, an interactive exhibition that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America. The exhibition will encourage audience reflection and dialogue around complex issues of crime and justice, while situating Eastern State’s vast history within a contemporary context.

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