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National Museum of Crime & Punishment opened in D.C.

Release Date: May 23rd, 2008

Washington, DC – The National Museum of Crime & Punishment (NMCP) unlocks its doors to the public, Friday, May 23rd inviting guests to discover crime and punishment in America through DC’s newest interactive museum. Owned and operated by Orlando businessman John Morgan in partnership with John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted, the museum invites you to emerge from Hollywood fantasy and enter a more fascinating reality, the NMCP offers historical artifacts combined with dynamic interaction.

Spanning three floors and more than 28,000 square feet at 575 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C., the museum presents the history of crime and punishment in America, encompassing everything from pirates, Wild West outlaws, serial killers and gangsters, to white-collar criminals hiding behind computer technology.

Along the way, the museum explores crime-fighting and crime-solving techniques as well as the consequences of committing a crime. “The unlocking of this museum provides America’s history of crime and punishment, and educates the public on the importance of the law enforcement community,” said Janine Vaccarello, Chief Operating Officer of the National Museum of Crime & Punishment.

“Guests will interact and explore areas of CSI and forensic science, which are often misrepresented, while paying tribute to the real people who dedicate their lives to public safety. We are especially thrilled to give people access to the intricate world of crime fighting through the America’s Most Wanted studio.” The NMCP will host the renowned crime fighting TV series, America’s Most Wanted (AMW) studio.

About the National Museum of Crime & Punishment The NMCP’s mission is to provide guests of all ages with a memorable insight into the history of crime, crime fighting and solving, and the consequences of committing a crime in America through a captivating interactive, entertaining, and educational experience. The museum is located on 7th Street NW between E and F Streets in downtown Washington, D.C. at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Arena exit).

America’s Most Wanted AMERICA FIGHTS BACK airs Saturdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. AMW is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is Executive Producer.

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