Licensing & Copyright

This project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. You are allowed to share and adapt this project with others. Do not use this work for commercial purposes. For a summary of the license, please visit Creative Commons.

You can view and download the code used in making this game on this GitHub repository.

The following images were used in the creation of this project.

Title image

ESP hallway. Photo by Manisha Thind.


ESP front gate, ESP rotunda, ESP basement, ESP steps. From Online Tours on Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Untitled, Eastern State Penitentiary, from flickr. Photo by Mike Graham, taken April 21, 2005.

Untitled, Eastern State Penitentiary, from flickr. Photo by Mike Graham, taken April 21, 2005.

ESP cell with bed. Photo by Manisha Thind.

ESP hallway. Photo by Elom Vedomey.


These photos were used to make silhouettes and we claim fair use because they have been sufficiently altered.

Eric Stanley Gardner, mystery author, examining the cell at Easter State Penitentiary where Willie Sutton escaped, (1952), from Alamy Stock Photo

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Action leave the State Room, (AssociatedPress, March, 2020), from Bellefontaine Examiner. Photo by Joshua A. Bickel, taken March 26, 2020

Frances Sutton, Profile portrait of a girl, from Pintoras via Aspire Auctions

Profile of a Lady, from flickr, uploaded by Beverly, 2011

Untitled, from Durham WASP on Tumblr, 2019

Great Legislators/Great Legislation Conference 18-20 October 2018 Pictures (Day 2-Session 3), From International Lincoln Association, taken October 2018

Profile view of sad man with bent down head and crossed arms looking down, Full body isolated on white background, from 123RF.

Easter State Penitentiary, Prison Warden Herbert Smith with an inmate from 1939, from CBS Philly

William Bierman, (1909), from collection of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, gift of the Sheerer Family, taken from Home Before the Leaves Fall

Corrections Officers, Courtesy of Denver Public Library – Western History Museum, from Colorado College

Tuberculosis Campaign, Early 20th Century, credit Library Congress, from Science Photo Library

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1939), from Wikimedia Commons.

Trendy Mens Haircuts, (2019), from Pinterest

Mr. Richards Photo- Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne, from The Telegraph, taken from Rex Features.

The following academic sources and archival materials were used in the creation of the project.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, from

Thomas B. McElwee, A Concise History of the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, Volume 2 (Neall & Massey, 1835), from Google Books, originally from University of Minnesota, digitized 2010.

Female Prison Association of Friends in Philadelphia, An account of Julia Moore: a penitent female, who died in the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsylvania in the year 1843 (Joseph and William Kite, 1844), from Hathi Trust, original from Harvard University.

George Washington Smith, A view and description of the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, 1830), digitized by University of Pittsburgh Library system, uploaded to Internet Archive by CallieLamkin, 2009.

Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the Eastern State Penitentiary (J.W. Allen, 1831), digitized by Google from the Library of the New York Public Library, uploaded to Internet Archive by Unknown user, 2008.

Eastern State Penitentiary Admission Book A (1830-1839), B (1839-1843), and D (1845-1850), from the American Philosophical Society Library, transcribed by Michelle Ziogas, uploaded to GitHub, 2016.

Norman Johnston, “Early Philadelphia Prisons: Amour, Alcohol, and Other Forbidden Pleasures,” Prison Journal, 90 (2010).

Leslie Patrick, “Anne Hinson: A Little-Known Woman in the Country‚Äôs Premier Prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, 1831,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, vol 67 (2000).

Erica Rhodes Hayden, Troublesome Women: Gender, Crime, and Punishment in Antebellum Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania State University, 2019).

Michael Meranze, Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835 (UNC Press Books, 1996).