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Ohio State Reformatory
Ohio State Reformatory
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Lat: 40.784214
Lon: -82.50248
Ele: 1,224 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
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Lat: 40.784214   |    Lon: -82.50248   |    Ele: 1,224 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
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Visit this famous site that has been featured in various Hollywood films.

Featured in the blockbuster hit The Shawshank Redemption (amongst other movies), visitors can visit the real-life prison that once held some of the remaining ghostlike presence of its late criminals. The building was made out of limestone, unique compared to most prisons, and took 10 years to construct before accepting its first inmates in 1896. The focus was to reform prisoners through the mode of religion, education, and trade. Those who improved well enough within the first 18 months were released, otherwise kept until the next 18-month check-in. Sadly, financial ruin led to redesigning the facility's purpose to a fully secure building, damaging the treatment of the inmates. The inmates sued the institution to fight back for civil rights and led to the construction of a new facility. Many rallied together to keep the original building and restore its condition.

Ghost hunters, believers of paranormal activity, and architects are drawn to the building by way of tours, photoshoots, media exclusives, etc. It is open daily from 11 am to 4 pm, and you can take either self-guided or themed tours through the reformatory.

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Monthly averages:

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JAN
29° / 19°
11 days
FEB
33° / 21°
11 days
MAR
45° / 30°
16 days
APR
56° / 40°
19 days
MAY
68° / 51°
23 days
JUN
75° / 59°
21 days
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JUL
79° / 62°
22 days
AUG
77° / 60°
20 days
SEP
72° / 55°
16 days
OCT
59° / 44°
17 days
NOV
46° / 34°
13 days
DEC
36° / 26°
13 days

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