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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Pets In Prison’ Event

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – First it was prison food, now it’s pets in prison.

This weekend, Philly’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting “Pets in Prison,” a two-day event that focuses on animals behind bars.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, guests can learn about the role of animals throughout the prison’s history – from unwelcome creepy crawlies to Eastern State’s former mascot, Pep the Dog.

And if you’re looking to add a new friend to the family, there will also be adoptable dogs on-site from the New Leash on Life USA program, which allows inmates to train at-risk shelter dogs.

For more info on “Pets in Prison” weekend, visit: www.easternstate.org/contact/press-room/press-releases/eastern-state-penitentiary-hosts-family-weekend-pt-2

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