West Cell Block

The West Cell Block of the Ohio State Reformatory was completed in 1896, when it welcomed the first 150 inmates. The west cell block consists of five stories, and each level housed inmates on each side of each level (Back-to-back cells). This was not a nice place, especially towards the end of the operations of the reformatory, many of the cells were overcrowded with three inmates each in a 7 x 9 cell originally designed to hold 1 inmate.

Thanks for stopping

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Oh My Gosh …lonely…eerie…sadness of the days when these halls and cells were full of …..wows and incertitudes! You’ve captured all this in one clich√© !

Leave a Reply

West Cell Block