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...
New Tours Available – Haunted History!

New Tours Available – Haunted History!

The Joliet Area Historical Museum and Old Joliet Prison are proud to announce their newest type of tour, Haunted History! The tour is a 90 minute walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison, covering the darker side of the historical site.  You will hear more grim stories...