10 Abandoned Prisons Hiding Throughout The U.S. – And They Could Be In Your Backyard

The history of crime and punishment in America is a fascinating and complex narrative. As attitudes towards incarceration and criminality shifted over the years, many historic penitentiaries fell silent. These abandoned prisons are equal parts eerie, heart-breaking, and hauntingly beautiful.

Have you ever been to any of these old prisons (hopefully just as a visitor)?