Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

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. On the floor is an engraving which has a...
The Original Cell

The Original Cell

As part of touring Old Joliet Prison, or as part of attending the Great Joliet Prison Break-In, you will get a chance to see one of the original cells of the Prison. The cell was able to be 4′ x 7′ x 7′, and would be used to house two inmates.  When...
2019 Community Volunteer Days

2019 Community Volunteer Days

In 2018, hundreds of people from the greater Joliet community volunteered time towards the stabilization and planning for the Prison site. All told, we logged over 6,500 volunteer hours. As of May 18th, we have surpassed 1,500 hours in 2019. Do you want to be part of...