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Del Val goes to jail

Crime and Lit, Criminal Justice classes visit Eastern State Penitentiary
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Students posing for a group photo on one of the penitentiary’s staircases.
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  • A tour guide explaining the history of the museum as well as stories of attempted escapees.

  • Students exploring the hallways and prison cells.

  • Original furniture that would have been present within the cells. While operating, prisoners would have access to a bed, side table, desk and chair.

  • The deteriorating wall shows the mixture of horse hair and plaster used to build the prison.

  • Students learning about the children who spent time at the penitentiary for crimes such as robbery, murder and more.

  • Students posing for a group photo on one of the penitentiary’s staircases.

  • One of the prison’s vast hallways with adjoining cells.

  • The layout of the building, a snowflake shape, allowed guards to quickly look down each hallway. The design was later used in many other prisons.

  • The small outdoor space prisoners had access to for 30 minutes twice a day.

  • The inside Al Capone’s cell during his stay at the penitentiary. His connections and status allowed him nicer furniture and bedding.

  • Students visiting the Reading Terminal Market and trying different foods after their trip to the penitentiary.

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Reilly Botto
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Reilly Botto is currently a senior at Del Val and a first year writer for "The Delphi." She transferred to Del Val from Immaculata in Somerville during her junior year. Reilly is in the National Honors Society and is a waitress at an Italian restaurant in Clinton. She loves watching new shows and spending time with her dogs and family. 

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