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The Ohio Penitentiary

...In April 1955 it housed an all-time high of 5,235 prisoners. Most prisoners were removed from the pr... housed an all-time high of 5,235 prisoners. Most prisoners were removed from the prison by 1972 wit...Pen site remains unknown. Back to History » Read More...

Redemption: The Ohio State Reformatory

...me. However, over the years and with theinflux of prisoners, they became over populated. Theseonce &...s. A Tough Life at the Reformatory Life for the prisoners was anything but ideal. Justas animals i...quo;device to make many delightful cups of coffee.Prisoners were not the only inhabitants of the OSR Read More...

Death on a Legend

...ompleted in 1834, not only served to confine Ohio prisoners, but was also used as a territorial pris...-like institution on Spring Street housed federal prisoners and Civil War prisoners. The iron gates ...ing Street housed federal prisoners and Civil War prisoners. The iron gates clanged shut behind men Read More...

Article on The Ohio State Penn "Inside the Penn"

...brants are gone. On October 28 and 29, 1834, 189 prisoners were marched under guard from a small fr...io will never see again. Hundreds of thousands of prisoners joined those ranks over 150 years, and t... Several months ago, the parade ended as the last prisoners were loaded onto buses and taken through Read More...

Tours

...se, themes of injustice, cruelty, and inhumane treatment of prisoners. If you become uncomfortable with the content of this tour, please inform a staff member and they will escort you to your preferred location of The Ohio State Reformatory.                & Read More...

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

...the Quartermaster Room or have a conversation with deceased prisoners in the attic so keep in mind that you might have a lot of activity or hardly any.  So if you’re not afraid of the dark or what goes bump in the night, consider a Ghost Hunt at OSR and see what you’ve heard about.& Read More...

Blast from the Past!

...the Quartermaster Room or have a conversation with deceased prisoners in the attic so keep in mind that you might have a lot of activity or hardly any.  So if you’re not afraid of the dark or what goes bump in the night, consider a Ghost Hunt at OSR and see what you’ve heard about.& Read More...

30 Minutes with “Patient X”

...ormation I’ve received but most of all are the former prisoners and guards that I have spoken to when they come back to OSR.  To hear about their experiences from them firsthand is something that you cannot read in a book or watch on television.  Sometimes I feel bad about asking abo Read More...

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