Pop Culture in Old Joliet Prison

The Old Joliet Prison is probably best known in as a Pop Culture reference  today for its most popular, albeit fictional inmate – “Joliet Jake” Blues from the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.” Since then, the Prison has made a number of appearances in films in television, including as the character of “Fox River State Penitentiary” in the critically acclaimed Fox series “Prison Break,” and in smaller scenes in Derailed, Let’s Go to Prison, and recently, Empire.  Browse the gallery below to learn about when Hollywood visited Joliet.

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