Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory

The Ohio State Reformatory, also referred to as the Mansfield Reformatory, is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio. Constructed between 1886 and 1896, it remained in operation until a 1990 federal court order required it to be closed. The facility is best known for its role in The Shawshank Redemption.

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On July 30, 2012, Abandoned hosted a photography event at the Reformatory, which allowed for early entry into the former prison.

Keep watch for future photography events this year!

1Comment

  • Jim S / 4 April 2014 11:54

    This is great. Thanks for sharing. Too bad the wall and the tree are largely off limits.

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