Crime Museum

Crime Museum Crime Museum collection is now on display at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in TN, with offices only in Washington, DC. The Crime Museum in Washington, DC is described by Good Morning America as a “must see for CSI fans.” This museum provides America’s most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evolution of crime and punishment in a museum environment.
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Five distinct galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, issues associated with crime, the prison system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement, and the Judiciary Branch of government. It also includes a crime lab, the filming studios for America's Most Wanted and 3-floor, 25,000 sq ft, 100+ interactives on America's favorite subject.

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🚨Breaking News🚨Bernie Madoff who had run an illegal Ponzi scheme and committed fraud from 1992 to 2008, has died in a fe...
04/14/2021
AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

🚨Breaking News🚨

Bernie Madoff who had run an illegal Ponzi scheme and committed fraud from 1992 to 2008, has died in a federal prison early Wednesday. Sources are saying it was apparently from natural causes. He was 82.

The AP has posted a detailed article on Madoff here: https://apnews.com/article/bernie-madoff-dead-9d9bd8065708384e0bf0c840bd1ae711

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The...

04/01/2021

Thank you Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for bringing your K-9 Unit to Alcatraz East today! Our guests were super excited to meet the "A" team! #dogssavelives #k9unit

02/12/2021
Calling all true crime fans!

Have you ever wanted to help solve a crime?

Check out this app that allows you to place yourself inside the crime scene and investigate!

There's been a lot of true crime documentaries streamed on Netflix over the past few years.What are your favorites?
02/05/2021

There's been a lot of true crime documentaries streamed on Netflix over the past few years.

What are your favorites?

There's been a lot of true crime documentaries streamed on Netflix over the past few years.

What are your favorites?

Stop the trade! Thank you No Dogs Left Behind #dogrescue #dogsNY #stoptrafficking
01/30/2021
52 dogs rescued from China meat trade arrive in NYC

Stop the trade! Thank you No Dogs Left Behind #dogrescue #dogsNY #stoptrafficking

Dozens of pups saved from potentially ending up in the Chinese dog meat trade have arrived in the Big Apple en route to their forever families. Fifty-two rescue dogs landed from Beijing on a plane …

01/29/2021

Those of you who have TikTok, be sure to follow @alcatrazeast for some sneak peeks inside the museum in Pigeon Forge where we relocated!

Netflix's newest true crime documentary, "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer" has been shocking viewers with it...
01/20/2021

Netflix's newest true crime documentary, "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer" has been shocking viewers with its graphic content ever since its release last week.

The documentary follows the effort to catch Richard Ramirez, who was convicted of 13 counts of murder and 11 counts of sexual assault for his crimes in California in the '80s.

Have you watched the series yet?

Netflix's newest true crime documentary, "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer" has been shocking viewers with its graphic content ever since its release last week.

The documentary follows the effort to catch Richard Ramirez, who was convicted of 13 counts of murder and 11 counts of sexual assault for his crimes in California in the '80s.

Have you watched the series yet?

Today Alcatraz East commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment! What a better way to celebrate than with a song...
08/18/2020

Today Alcatraz East commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment! What a better way to celebrate than with a song by Dolly Parton.

#OTD in 1920 Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment making it the law of the land! Starting today we have a pop up display at the museum telling the crime side of the suffrage story and TN’s important role. Dolly Parton even wrote a song about the 19th-give it a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASx-s0fPzK4

We were featured in this article about the release of the new Bronco, on OJ Simpson's birthday...
06/18/2020
Detroit Free Press

We were featured in this article about the release of the new Bronco, on OJ Simpson's birthday...

The Brown family is surprised the world premiere of the popular Bronco SUV falls on the birthday of former football star O.J. Simpson.

Alcatraz East
05/31/2020

Alcatraz East

Today is the 15th anniversary of Natalee Holloway's disappearance during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Although many believe they know who is guilty, the details of that night and solid evidence remain elusive. Our hearts are with her family today.

Alcatraz East
05/04/2020

Alcatraz East

Have you been enjoying the Michael Jordan doc "The Last Dance" on ESPN? As so often happens it's easy to forget the sad crime that scarred the star's life, the murder of his father. Check out this fascinating deep dive into the case. http://ow.ly/y1mz30qCtgV

The May book for the Crime Museum Book Club starts today! May 30 is the 15th anniversary of Natalee's disappearance.
05/01/2020
Alcatraz East

The May book for the Crime Museum Book Club starts today! May 30 is the 15th anniversary of Natalee's disappearance.

It's not too late to join the Crime Museum Book Club for the May book, "Loving Natalee" by Natalee's mom Beth. Join the club and catch up!

Have you joined the Crime Museum Book Club?? We just announced our April book and there isn't a better time! Head over t...
03/24/2020

Have you joined the Crime Museum Book Club?? We just announced our April book and there isn't a better time! Head over to Alcatraz East to join today and order this book!

Now's the perfect time to curl up and read a book. In April, our Crime Museum Book Club will be reading "The Fact of a Body" by Alex Marzano-Lesnevich. Reading starts on April 1st, but be sure to buy your books now so they arrive just in time!

Buy your books here: https://amzn.to/2x4eauo

Because of shipping delays due to COVID-19, we recommend purchasing April's book on Kindle or listening along on Audible.

Stay home and wash your hands everyone! 🙏
03/20/2020

Stay home and wash your hands everyone! 🙏

In line with state and federal guidance, Alcatraz East is temporarily closed until further notice.

Colonial Parkway Murders
03/20/2020

Colonial Parkway Murders

We love this idea! Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home!

03/15/2020
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

So sorry to hear about this outcome. :(

WATCH: We have a sad update to pass along in our ongoing search for answers in the death of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell. Remains found on Friday evening have been confirmed to be those of the little girl.

Thank you for your continued support in this difficult case.

Alcatraz East
03/14/2020

Alcatraz East

Beth Holloway, mother of Natalee Holloway, shared her story with students at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School yesterday. Such a great opportunity to learn from tragic events. 💙

Alcatraz East
03/14/2020

Alcatraz East

We were on the scene and at the museum with Beth Holloway, Natalee Holloway's mother, as she attended several speaking events in the area. Thanks for sharing your story, Beth!

02/04/2020
Ricky & Tony Pop Detectives

These guys are a hoot! Be sure to check us out talking about Ted Bundy's VW from our collection on display at Alcatraz East #crimemuseum.

Pop Detectives is now open 🙌 🕵 Listen to our first case: The Superstar & The Serial Killer now 💃 💀

🎧👉 http://rickyandtony.com

I Remember Nicole
02/04/2020
I Remember Nicole

I Remember Nicole

Tanya Brown -- "JUST ONCE I would like to have the media get it right. The Browns don't get a dime. Plus, when the Estate was sold, the statute ran out. If it hadn't, Sydney and Justin would've received monies collected NOT THE BROWNS. Just get it right you media peeps.
Also, it would be the kind thing if people who make movies about my sister actually called us to get to know her or a simple...HEADS UP! No one ever calls us nor asks for permission. Welcome to Hollywood!"

Red alert! Did you know there is now a Crime Museum Book Club?? Head over to Alcatraz East #crimemuseum to join the grou...
01/31/2020

Red alert! Did you know there is now a Crime Museum Book Club?? Head over to Alcatraz East #crimemuseum to join the group and follow along! Our first book is "Chase Darkness with Me" by Billy Jensen

🚨The anticipation is over...🚨

The first book we're reading in the Crime Museum Book Club is "Chase Darkness With Me" By Billy Jensen.

Be sure to join our official Facebook group to take part in discussions, polls, and more!

Purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1492685852/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1492685852&linkCode=as2&tag=alcatrazeast-20&linkId=09f072d429f6fc6769c7e703207f0f9e

We had an awesome visitor to Alcatraz East #crimemuseum today! Nicola Aloisio is who made our beautiful pieces from the ...
01/18/2020

We had an awesome visitor to Alcatraz East #crimemuseum today! Nicola Aloisio is who made our beautiful pieces from the Capone cherry tree in Baltimore after it lost a limb in a storm in 2010.

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When we were kids, I just assumed that Devil's Night was a nationwide event (no, not the "burning down buildings" Devil's Night, but the more innocuous Devil's Night). If your kids are going out tonight, ask them why!
Where are you located????
Bring back the crime museum!!!!!
I wish you didn’t close. This was my absolute favorite museum
I can’t wait to go vacation...I’m going to this museum!