Here is a photo from the archives – taken from the first floor of the North Segregation building, commonly referred to as “North Seg.”  These were the solitary confinement cells.  On the top floor, death row.

North Seg, present day - with tour

On the floor is an engraving which has a pop culture reference.

It's Never Too Late to Mend etching

You may have seen this same logo in the background of a famous movie scene.

The ending wasn’t filmed on-site at the Old Joliet Prison, but you can now see where the painting behind the stage originated from.

You’ll be able to see the engraving at the Great Joliet Prison Break-In (August 24, 2019) and during your prison tours.  For more information on the Break-In, please visit