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Ontario Cab Company

The Ohio State Reformatory's official cab company is the Ontario Cab Company.  Local and long distance service available.  Visit their website for more information, or call 1-567-560-5228 to request service.   Read More...

Dining & Lodging

Welcome to Mansfield! While you visit with us, be sure to check out the variety of options for fun in the area! Destination Mansfield is an excellent resource for your next trip to North Central Ohio. Local Dining Where to eat when in town. Local Lodging Need a place to stay the night? Read More...

Embrace the Past Brick Program

Embrace the Past  Become part of a legacy by supporting the Ohio State Reformatory.  Purchase a custom engraved brick to be placed in our entryway courtyard and share in the rich history the Ohio State Reformatory has enjoyed. Every order placed helps fund the restoration work this build Read More...

Ghost Walk License Agreement

SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS TO AGREEMENT Ghost Walks REGISTRATION RULES AND PAYMENT 1.Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (MRPS) requires all participants to be 13 years of age or older. 2.Every participant must sign the license agreement / waiver of liability and abide by all rules of the hun Read More...

Ghost Hunt License Agreement

 PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS | Ohio State Reformatory Thank you for your interest in Ghost Hunting at the Ohio State Reformatory Historic site. Ghost Hunt is a registered name ® conducted at the: Historic Ohio State Reformatory 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44905-1208. Telephone: (419) Read More...


The Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting The Ohio State Reformatory. We are entirely funded by donations and every donation we receive goes directly into the maintenance and restoration of this historic location. Please help us ensure this Read More...

Death on a Legend

Book Closing on Another Chapter in Ohio History by Joe Gall Reprinted from "Motive," published by the Ohio Department of Mental Hygiene and Correction November/December 1971 From black and white prison stripes and hard labor to blue denims and rehabilitation --- this is the story of the historic Read More...

Film and Television

MoviesEscape Plan 3: Devil's Station  Cast Dave Bautista, Sylvester Stallone, Devon SawaDevil’s Station has finished shooting with Sylvester Stallone on board to reprise his starring role along with Dave Bautista, Jaime King, Lydia Hull, and Tyler Jon Ol Read More...

Article on The Ohio State Penn "Inside the Penn"

By David LoreThe Columbus Dispatch October 28, 1984 Posted with permission from The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch 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. On October 28 and 29, 1834, 189 prisoners were Read More...

From the Archives

Author Rebecca McKinnellThe Ohio State Reformatory is “the largest castle-like structure in Ohio [and] it is one of the five largest in the United States" (The Haunted History of the Ohio State Reformatory by Sherri Brake). Although much of it was built by the inmates who were housed here, the Read More...

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