Map Key

#1 – Administration Building
#2 – 1851 Cell
#3 – North Segregation
#4 – Chapel / School
#5 – Gymnaisum
#6 – East Sallyport
#7 – Clinic Services
#8 – Laundry / Library
#9 – Machine Shop

The Administration Building

This is the iconic front of Old Joliet Prison.  Meant to strike fear into any would-be criminal, as well as those walking through its doors.

The Guard Towers

The Cell Blocks

4 feet wide by seven feet high by seven feet deep.  This was your living space.  And, due to prison overcrowding, you also had a roommate.

The 1851 Cell

Imagine 5 of these stacked high, going around the perimeter of a circular building.   A guard tower placed in the center keeps a watchful eye.  This original cell has been kept intact from the original build.

The Chapel and School

The Gymnasium

The East Sallyport

Clinic Services

Laundry / Library

Machine Shop