The prison, defunct since 1990, was the setting for the movie The Shawshank Redemption. It has been used as a setting or featured on many other movies, music videos and TV programs, including Ghost Adventures. Witnesses have experienced shadow figures, slamming cell doors and yelling voices, and female witnesses claim to have been victims of physical attacks by the spirits who linger in this place.
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- Olivesburg Road
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- 40.78478399999999, -82.50291900000002
- Richland County, Ohio
- Nearest Towns:
- Lincoln Heights, OH (1.3 mi.)
Mansfield, OH (1.9 mi.)
Ontario, OH (4.9 mi.)
Lucas, OH (7.1 mi.)
Mifflin, OH (7.3 mi.)
Lexington, OH (8.4 mi.)
Shelby, OH (10.7 mi.)
Ashland, OH (11.3 mi.)
Bellville, OH (11.4 mi.)
Crestline, OH (12.2 mi.)
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