I was a little unsure about visiting a place that where so many had served their time in what I perceived to be horrific conditions. I am glad it was on the "To See" list of a friend of mine's visiting daughter. I understand now that the intent of the 1st of its kind "penitentiary" was designed as a more humane way to house people serving out their sentence that fell short of the mark. I was more intrigued by the thought process that went into designing and operating the facility than seeing Al Capone's cell. I would certainly recommend it, probably not something appreciated/enjoyed by young children.