Read historical stories of The Ohio State Reformatory.
There was no mistaking Mansfield's excitement on November 4, 1886, when ceremonies marked the laying of the cornerstone for an intermediate state prison that would become know as the Ohio State Reformatory.
More than 4,000 soldiers were trained for action in the Civil War at a camp which stood on the present site of the Mansfield Reformatory.
Built in 1834, the Ohio Penitentiary was actually the second Ohio Penitentiary, the third state prison, and the fourth jail in early Columbus. In April 1955 it housed an all-time high of 5,235 prisoners.
Today is the 150th birthday of the Ohio Penitentiary on Spring Street, but for these old walls the party is over, the celebrants are gone.
From black and white prison stripes and hard labor to blue denims and rehabilitation --- this is the story of the historic Ohio Penitentiary, located in Columbus, Ohio, since 1834.
Stone walls and iron bars they're still here, but what of the humanity, if you can call it that, of the old Ohio State Reformatory at Mansfield.
Redemption: The Ohio State Reformatory by Shannon Lusk Lusk,S. Redemption: The Ohio State Reformatory. The Paranormal Underground. 28 May 2013. 28-29. Print Sitting on the top of a...