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What This Drone Footage Caught In West Virginia Will Drop Your Jaw

The retired West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville has called the Alcatraz of the Eastern United States. This gothic-style prison operated from 1876 until 1995, but is currently a tourist attraction and a training facility.

During its time, though, it was deadly; 94 prisoners¬†were executed there. It was also the site of 36 homicides. One of the more notable deaths was that of¬†R.D. Wall, inmate number 44670 in 1929. After “snitching” on his fellow prisoners, Wall was attacked by three inmates with shivs as he made his way to a boiler room.

It was the site of a prison break in 1979, when 15 inmates got away. One of the prisoners killed an off-duty state trooper in the process.

Tours of the penitentiary are available, but thanks to this drone footage, you don’t have to go to Moundsville to get a look around the place. check out this amazing footage.