MSP all fun and games

Jason Shafer contemplates his next move as his daughter Eileen Shafer waits for her turn as the two play a game of chess in the kids prison yard during the Missouri State Penitentiary “Inside the Walls” 176th anniversary event on Saturday.

Jason Shafer contemplates his next move as his daughter Eileen Shafer waits for her turn as the two play a game of chess in the kids prison yard during the Missouri State Penitentiary “Inside the Walls” 176th anniversary event on Saturday. Photo by Kris Wilson.

The cold snap in Jefferson City's weather did not dampen the weekend’s events at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

On Friday evening, a crowd gathered to watch “The Last Castle,” in A-Hall, and then many listened to a performance by Keota and The Hipnecks.

Ryan Winkler, communications manager for the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the “Inside the Walls Festival,” was a family-friendly event that allowed people of all ages to learn more about the prison site, and its rich history.

The first Jefferson City Outdoors’ Prison Break event was held Saturday with about 150 people from ....

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