12 Creepiest Abandoned Prisons on Earth

Cell in an Abandoned Prison in Ohio, Pennsylvania
Abandoned Prison in Ohio, Pennsylvania © Michael Cevoli

Around the world there are many abandoned prisons, once cages for people — some criminals, some political prisoners. Many disused prisons have been left to rot and decay, while a few have been demolished. No longer places for the incarcerated, many of these derelict landscapes are now the realms of urban explorers who document the abandonment and degradation of the former correctional institutions in pictures.

Abandoned places = always awesome. Environmental Graffiti lists the 12 Creepiest Abandoned Prisons on Earth.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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