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Find and log a prison, jail or penitentiary, that is no longer being used to detain people. *UPDATE 9/21/17* This category will now require former prisons and jails to still exist in order to qualify.
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Retired PrisonsJoliet Correctional Center - Joliet, IL

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Opened in 1858 and closed in 2002, this stone fortress is best known for its fictional inmates from "The Blues Brothers," "Natural Born Killers," and most recently the television show "Prison Break."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/16/2007

last visited: 8/18/2009

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Retired PrisonsOld McHenry County Jail - Woodstock, IL

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The Old McHenry County Jail was built in 1887. Eugene Debs was held here for his refusal to comply with an injunction during the Pullman Strike. Today the building houses a restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/5/2008

last visited: 11/2/2013

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Retired PrisonsPorter County Jail - Valparaiso, IN

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This facility was used from 1871-1974. It is now the home of the Historical Society of Porter County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Indiana

date approved: 4/5/2010

last visited: 1/18/2019

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