Prison: Jail Cell in Ellis, Kansas

Locations: Ellis, Kansas, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Jail Cell Security: Low (formerly) Status: Open as a railroad museum History: Formerly a prison, the jail cell is currently used for storage at the Railroad Museum. During the flood of 1958, there was someone locked up in the cell. Since he wasn’t rescued, he drowned…

Museum: Canon City Prison Museum

Location: Canon City, Colorado, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – ? Type: Prison Museum Status: Open History: The Prison Museum was one of the first museums to open in Canon City, Colorado. Formerly a prison, the cells are still intact within the museum’s walls. In the old laundry room, there are several cold spots and…

Prison: Eastern State Penitentiary

Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Operation Time: 1829 – 1971 Status: Open as tourist destination History: The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania opened in 1829 with some of the USA’s most infamous criminals entering the facility over the course of its operation (such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton). The prison was designed by John Haviland, and it…

Prison: Nazi POW Camp

Location: Broken, Oklahoma, USA Built: c. 1940s Operation Time: c. 1940s – c. 1946 Type: Prisoner of War (POW) Camp Security: High Status: Closed History: It is believed that during the 1940s, there was a Nazi Prisoner of War Camp located just north of the Arkansas River in Broken, Oklahoma. Now, those who visit the place…

Prison: Old Leon County Jail

Locations: Tallahassee, Florida, USA Built: 1990s (new jail) Operation Time: ? – 1960s | 1990s – Present (new jail) Type: Jail Security: Low Status: Open History The old Leon County Jail was considered to be haunted before it closed during the 1960s. There were reports of odd happenings, such as the sensation of being pushed, feeling someone…

Prison: Ohio State Reformatory

Locations: Mansfield, Ohio, USA Built: 1886 Operation Time: 1896 – 1990 Type: Reformatory Security: Medium Status: Open as tourist location History The Ohio State Reformatory (also known as OSR and Mansfield Reformatory) is located in Mansfield, Ohio and is noted as one of the most haunted places in the world. Work on the prison began on November 4th, 1886, when…

Prison: Bayou La Batre Jail

Locations: Bayou La Batre, Alabama, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Jail Security: Low Status: Open History Late at night, the ghost of a man can be seen leaving his cell in the middle of the jail. The toilet there has been known to flush voluntarily. Legend has it that the cell used to…