Read historical stories of The Ohio State Reformatory.


The Archives department is responsible for the cataloging and displaying of items connected to the Reformatory's history. In addition to the preservation of artifacts, or

Our Blog

Read about life on the "inside" from volunteers who staff the building.

Film and Television

A listing of various movies, television shows, music videos, etc filmed at The Reformatory.

Our Team

Isaac Webb Memorial Scholarship

Three, $500 scholarship will be awarded to Richland County high school seniors by the Board of Trustees of the Ohio State Reformatory Historic Site for the Isaac Webb Scholarship. Click the link to apply today!

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.