Ohio State Reformatory
April 3, 2014 Explorations 1 Comment

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.


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!

Written by Sherman Cahal
Sherman Cahal is a photographer who has specialized in abandonments and historical structures for over 15 years.