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Notorious Prison Stories from America's Most Infamous Cellblocks

These seven prisons were home to mobsters, assassins, and the dregs of history alike.

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  • Photo Credit: Dennis Matheson / Flickr (CC)

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, San Francisco, California

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  • Photo Credit: Shaun Versey / Flickr

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros, Tennessee

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  • Photo Credit: maupuia / Flickr (CC)

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Photo Credit: Rob Zand / Flickr

Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana

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  • Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City, Missouri

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  • Photo Credit: Steve Mays / Flickr

United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth

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Wyoming Territorial Prison, Laramie, Wyoming

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  • Photo Credit: colddayforpontooning / Flickr (CC)