A listing of abandoned jails and prisons in the United States.

Detroit House of Correction

Detroit House of Correction

The Detroit House of Correction, commonly referred to as DeHoCo, is a former penitentiary complex near Detroit, Michigan.

Location: Michigan
Status: Demolished

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 1910, 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.

Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Status: Active with Tours

Tennessee State Penitentiary

Tennessee State Penitentiary

Tennessee State Penitentiary is a former state prison that operated from 1831 to 1992 near Nashville, Tennessee.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Status: Closed

West Virginia Penitentiary

Located in Moundsville, West Virginia, the West Virginia Penitentiary is a Gothic-styled prison that housed some of the most violent criminals in the United States. The prison opened in 1876; the last prisoners left in 1993.

Location: Moundsville, West Virginia
Status: Active with Tours