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Free Lecture Series on Lorton Prison Starts in January

For the third year in a row the Workhouse Prison Museum, located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, has put together a free public lecture series detailing life at the Lorton Prison.

The Workhouse Prison Museum, located at the Workhouse Arts Center, was created in 2009 to present an overview of some of the interesting and significant events that took place at the District of Columbia’s Correctional Complex at Lorton from its opening in 1910 until the last prisoner left in 2001.

Inside the Criminal Mind, a lecture given by Roger L. Depue, will kick off the series on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.. Depue is a retired chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.

The series, with lectures and/or panel discussion planned for Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 and April 29, will feature a new topic and speakers every month. A $10 donation is suggested for those attending the lectures. For more information, visit