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 is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His other professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).

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