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Old Idaho Penitentiary
Old Idaho Penitentiary
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Lat: 43.602795
Lon: -116.16198
Ele: 2,782 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Idaho Idaho
Lat: 43.602795   |    Lon: -116.16198   |    Ele: 2,782 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Idaho Idaho

Take a look inside the old penitentiary and discover its history.

The Old Idaho Penitentiary was established in 1870. It was a one-cell prison, but it quickly grew larger with many sandstone buildings added on. In order to get enough sandstone for the prison, the convicts were taken to a rock quarry to mine for the stone.

During its operation, there were 500 escapes. Out of those 500, only 90 of those inmates were not caught and sent back to the prison. A total of 13,000 prisoners occupied this space throughout its 100 years in operation. Ten of those 13,000 prisoners were women and 10 other inmates were executed. These particular inmates were placed throughout the prison in cell blocks, or in solitary confinement.

There are various events held at the Old Idaho Penitentiary such as their fundraisers or yoga classes held outside. This is a great place to learn more about Idaho’s history and the vital part this old penitentiary played in its early history.

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JAN
36° / 24°
11 days
FEB
40° / 28°
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MAR
49° / 34°
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APR
57° / 38°
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MAY
67° / 45°
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88° / 61°
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SEP
77° / 54°
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OCT
60° / 43°
8 days
NOV
46° / 32°
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DEC
34° / 23°
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