Hope Flourishes With Camden Prison Closed

After years of requests, the state is preparing to close the prison. Activists see that as not only an opportunity to redevelop a 17-acre tract of prime riverfront land with its view of the Philadelphia skyline, but as the catalyst for the rebirth of the original neighborhood in a city that consistently ranks as one of the nation's poorest and most crime-ridden.

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