Old Joliet Prison – the horror prison that Hollywood loves


In Joliet, a small suburb of the US city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois, stands a threateningly imposing building. If its walls could speak, they would probably tell many a true horror story. It’s a bit like a fortress – a fortress from which there was no escape. Because the Old Joliet Prison, as the building is called, was one of the most notorious prisons in the USA for a long time.