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The History of MRPS

June 19, 2017

The History of MRPS...rescuing the Ohio State Reformatory from planned demolition

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Opening Soon: Ohio Corrections Museum featuring the original Ohio State electric chair

June 5, 2017

The Ohio State Penitentiary Museum, including the original electric chair, will be opening soon! Check back for the opening date!

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Guest Blogger: Shay Mock

October 18, 2015

This week's guest post comes from Shay Mock:On 03-27-15 we had a private investigation (Ghosts-R-Us). My husband joined my group for this. He wanted to see the locatio

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Guest Blogger: Dawn Lewis

October 11, 2015

Our first guest blog post is from Dawn Lewis:I first visited OSR in August 2015. It was a spur of the moment trip on a Friday. I had read a little about OSR but did no

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Haunted Prison Experience

September 27, 2015

This week marked the first Haunted Prison Experience: The Witching Hour. We were so excited to see everyone come out and have such a good time. If you missed this weekend

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Calling all Guest bloggers!

September 20, 2015

Remember to submit your guest blog posts. We love to hear feedback and experiences from our fans.

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Be our Guest(writer)!

September 13, 2015

If you are interested in writing a guest blog post for us, please message us on Facebook with your entry, and you may find yourself here.

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Give us your Feedback!

September 6, 2015

The updates to all of our social media is well underway! Don’t forget to keep in touch with us throughout this process. We love and value all feedback!

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Thank you!

August 30, 2015

This past weekend was full of excitement and fun for everybody. We thank all who came out to visit us. Please stop by again soon.

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Exciting Events

August 23, 2015

Exciting events have been happening at OSR. Many people participated in the ghost hunts and walks this past weekend. These events will be continued to be offered througho

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Blast from the Past!

August 16, 2015

Why not take a blast from the past? Remember this entry by our very own Tom. He tells us what really happens on a Ghost Hunt. website, there is only one Gh

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Hello, everybody!

August 9, 2015

Hello, everybody!It is an exciting time to be here at OSR. In the coming months, we are proud to be launching a new social media campaign. This includes sweepstak

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Hello, welcome to the Reformatory

By Shannon L.   |  July 10, 2013

I had such an interesting experience in the gift shop today. I like the fact that as curator, I get to be the first person to talk with patrons as they enter our facility

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You want me to do what?

June 14, 2013

I remember my first tour like it was yesterday. I had started volunteering at The Ohio State Reformatory in May of 2011 as a pusher for guided tours on Sundays.

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So.........What Happens on a Ghost Hunt at OSR?

June 10, 2013

During my first year volunteering at OSR I was amazed to find out that the Ghost Hunts usually sell out quickly. I was told last year that if you did not get a Ghost

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30 Minutes with “Patient X”

June 5, 2013

Whether I am out on tours, a ghost hunt, or if I am talking with a volunteer at the Ohio State Reformatory, sometimes the topic of how did you get started

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Hi Mike, My Name is Tom

March 21, 2013

When you volunteer at the Ohio State Reformatory, bumping into former inmates or former guards is icing on the cake. It happens but its almost like a Cleveland Browns wi

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news from behind the bars...

May 15, 2012

Today marks my first post as an OSR intern and I have quickly learned that there is never a dull moment here. In my brief time working as an intern, I have seen hundreds

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Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.