The Deadly History Of This New Mexico Penitentiary Is Terrifying But True

New Mexico is known for its southwestern cuisine, rich history, and its spectacular and varied landscapes. But the Land of Enchantment filled with usually friendly people holds a lesser-known but horrific claim as well: as the site of one of the most violent prison riots in America history. Here’s more about what 1980 prison riot at the state’s maximum security prison south of Santa Fe:

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Tours of “Old Main” are periodically offered by the New Mexico Corrections Department, with admission prices going toward revitalizing the abandoned building into a full-time museum. Its focus will center on the department’s focus of “Respecting our past to create a better future.”

Would you tour the now-abandoned building with such a morbid history? For a related content, learn more about these 9 spine-tingling hauntings said to be true in New Mexico.