Here is the reply that I just received from ESP:
Quote Originally Posted by Reply

Thanks for your interest in Eastern State!

We grant access to none public areas very rarely, and generally only to
photographers who have worked in the building before. Decisions are made on
a case by case basis, after reviewing the photographer's work. If you are
interested in applying for this access for later in the season, please
contact me after your trip next week. We would need several weeks minimum
to set something up.

Hope you find your trip here productive--

Sean Kelley
Program Director
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2124 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

P. 215 236-5111 x13
F. 215 236-5289
That does sound logical, and perhaps may actually work to our benefit. I replied with:
Quote Originally Posted by My Reply
Mr. Kelley,
Thank you for your reply, Im sure we will have an excellent time. I will be in contact with you later in the summer once we all have had a chance to develop/print our work for your review.

Thanks again