Built in 1779, the Tuchthuis Prison was once the biggest institution of its kind in Belgium. Throughout it’s years in operation, the building was utilized as a prison, a hospital and a military school and was occupied by German forces during the World War 2. Decorated with graffiti, swastikas and remaining family letters inside the cells, the prison was sealed up in the 1950s and was completely abandoned in the 1970s.
The Creepiest Abandoned Prisons In The World: Essex County Jail
Located in New Jersey, the Essex County Jail is a decrepit building abandoned in 1970 after a new local jail was built. Although it maintains a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, the building has fallen into disrepair with decay, fire damage and drug-taking squatters calling it home.