The Creepiest Abandoned Prisons In The World

From the infamous Alcatraz
 prison to a haunted prison in West Virginia, a fascinating look at the creepiest abandoned prisons in the world!

The Creepiest Abandoned Prisons: Tuchthuis Prison

Creepiest Abandoned Prisons In The World

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.

Tuchthuis Prison

Tuchthuis Belgium

Essex County Jail

The Creepiest Abandoned Prisons 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.

Abandoned Prisons Essex

Essex Prison

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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