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Eastern State Penitentiary Built in 1829, the imposing Gothic structure was originally designed to hold 250 inmates in solitary confinement. At the height of its use, however, as many as 1,700 prisoners were crammed into the cells. Like many such places of high emotional stress, misery and death, the prison has become haunted. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Al Capone, who believed he was tormented by the ghost of James Clark, one of the men Capone had murdered