Since it would seem a lot us here enjoyed the movie The Shawshank Redemption, I thought I would share some of the photos I took of that particular prison. I went there in 2004. It is located in Mansfield, Ohio and it is no longer in use as a prison of course, it became unsuitable, and so a portion of it was torn down, but then something happened (I can't remember why) that kept them from tearing down the entire building. They built a new prison in Mansfield, right next to this old one in fact, which is where they now house the inmates. But everyone might already know, this prison is Mansfield, Ohio, is the very structure where the Shawshank Redemption was filmed. And they have tours of the prison now. Open to the public most days for a price of course. It is a huge prison, and I will have to say, the outside is beautiful, if one can say that about a prison. The architecture is awesome, it reminds me of a castle! But once you get inside, a whole 'nother story. It is rusty and corroded and damp and echoes everywhere. They have said it is haunted, but I saw no ghosts or anything while I was there. On Halloween, and only on that night, the place is open for an all-nighter. Guests can spend the night in the prison, and get a haunting experience :lol: So, the photos I took are not that great, my camera then wasn't that great either, but you can really see how pretty the outside of the prison is. The entire prison itself was not used for the prison scenes in Shawshank, just a few certain areas, and they were redecorated, to make look like the scenes we saw in the movie. So in my first part here I have photos of the prison from a faraway, a close up of the upper part of the front, the front entrance, the welcome area and the photo of the electric chair is not the original the prison had, it is a replica. But it's a real electric chair.