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  • this was classified as a maximum security penitentiary.

  • Welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 creepy abandoned prisons.

  • You look around now, there's peeling paint and graffiti everywhere.

  • The idea was one warden could watch all the prisoners.

  • The only way out was if he turned the rotary jail.

  • So your cell door spun to the exit.

  • They call this place one of the worst prisons in the continental U.

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  • And just looking at it from walking in, I could see why for this list, we're looking at the creepiest prisons that are no longer housing inmates, however they can be active is tourist destinations.

  • Have you ever explored an abandoned prison?

  • Let us know in the comments below number 10 Garcia Moreno Prison Quito, Ecuador With most abandoned prisons, all artifacts have been removed, leaving behind a dusty, decrepit shell of a once active place.

  • But with Garcia Moreno, it's like the inmates just walked out one day and never returned.

  • Located in the San Roque, a neighborhood of Ecuador, Garcia Moreno was built in the 18 seventies and closed in 2014 due to overcrowding.

  • It housed numerous murderers, including serial killer Juan Fernando Hermoza.

  • Today it looks much as it did with inmates, complete with old magazines.

  • Ah, kung Fu Panda drawing pin up girls, watches, shoes and even a guitar.

  • If he wants strong Chernobyl vibes, then Garcia Moreno is your place.

  • Number nine J.

  • WARD VICTORIA, Australia Criminally insane means a prisoner who has become mentally ill whilst in the prison system with Australia's J.

  • Ward, People get two for the price of one of those to being a prison and an insane asylum.

  • Originally called the error at County jail, J.

  • Ward opened in 18 61 and held just 21 prisoners.

  • Three executions took place in the prison.

  • Those of killers Andrew Veer, Henry Morgan and Robert Francis Burns, who's believed to have killed eight people.

  • The prison was converted in 18 87 into part of the era Rat lunatic asylum.

  • It ran as such until 1991.

  • The building is now open for tours, and people report hearing shrieks and footsteps in its otherwise silent halls here.

  • Spirited, identified in the old kitchen Jaywalked one's a German cook.

  • Once a little boy about 12 years old.

  • I think his name is Jewish.

  • Visitors can also gaze at the prisoners artwork that still adorns the walls.

  • Number eight Pottawatomie County Jail Council Bluffs, Iowa.

  • Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this is a rather unique jail.

  • Most commonly known as squirrel cage Jail.

  • Pottawatomie is the most famous example of a rotary style prison.

  • The idea was one warden could watch all the prisoners.

  • The only way out was if he turned the rotary jail, so your cell door spun to the exit.

  • Up to 18 rotaries were built in the Midwestern United States, and most opened in a very narrow window in the late 19th century.

  • Instead of traditional cell wings, rotary jails contain a spinning platform that allows Onley one cell to be accessed at a time.

  • There's a hand crank on each floor, and the jailer could turn that hand crank.

  • There was on Lee one way in and one way out of each floor.

  • That way, you could only let one inmate in and out, so one unarmed jailer could manage all 60 guys with no issues.

  • However, this design proved incredibly dangerous as many inmates lost limbs in the spinning contraption.

  • Pottawatomie was built in 18 85 enclosed as a jail in 1969.

  • In 1972 it was made part of the National Register of Historic Places, and for the time, this was a state of the art establishment.

  • And then you start thinking about all the amenities that they have now, and you can see how far we've come, not only as council bluffs, but the whole United States in general.

  • Number seven Old Essex County Jail, Newark, New Jersey Originally built in the 18 thirties, New Jersey's old Essex County Jail is another member of the National Register of Historic Places.

  • This is mainly due to its architectural history, because structure was added to throughout the proceeding.

  • Century old Essex represents the evolution of prison design in America, But despite being a part of the register, the prison is in ruins.

  • It certainly makes for a creepy visit.

  • Should you decide to brave the overgrowth in decay, you look around now there's peeling paint and graffiti everywhere.

  • Many of the oldest buildings have collapsed into rubble, and parts of the jail were destroyed in a fire.

  • Urban exploring doesn't get scarier than this, or more dangerous.

  • In a startling find, just lying on the floor.

  • Prisoner records Crime, Larceny of a motor vehicle, 12 months Sentenced in October 1949 Number six Sinop Fortress, Sinop, Turkey.

  • As old as old Essex County jail is, it's nothing compared to Turkey's Sinop Fortress, located on the very northern tip of Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea.

  • Sinop fortresses dated to the seventh century BC located within the inner fortress of the castle is seen up Fortress Prison.

  • Erected in 18 87 and abandoned in 1997 it housed many dangerous inmates owing to its reputation as an inescapable maximum security prison.

  • Being built in a castle will do that.

  • The prison was also notable for its incredibly damp conditions, and it said that prisoners couldn't even light matches owing to the moisture in the air.

  • The old prison is currently open for tours.

  • Should you be brave enough to venture inside number five Atlanta Prison Farm Atlanta, Georgia Much like old Essex, the Atlanta prison farm is now totally in ruin.

  • The concept of this prison was that low risk convicts could work off their sentences through manual labor, typically construction and agricultural work.

  • The prison shuttered in 1995 however, and suffered a devastating fire in 2009 that destroyed most of the building.

  • It became a location for vagrancy, urban exploring intricate graffiti and illegal dumping.

  • However, the county is quite serious about its security and has installed fences, cameras and motion detectors to deter explorers.

  • Those who breached the property risks significant trespassing fines Number four West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia.

  • Easily one of the most gorgeous prisons in the United States, West Virginia Penitentiary is a massive Gothic style prison located in Moundsville.

  • It's built much in the style of a castle, complete with large battlements and turrets.

  • The prison opened in 18 76 and operated until 1995 and when it closed down it was still the home for about 650 of the state's worst inmates.

  • This was classified as a maximum security penitentiary.

  • Aside from its Gothic architecture, the prison is also notable for its 94 executions and for housing an antique electric chair named Old Sparky.

  • The prison is open for tours and has become a hot spot of supernatural sightings.

  • It's considered a gold mine for paranormal investigators and is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in America.

  • They call this place one of the worst prisons in the continental U.

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  • And just looking at it from walking in, I could see why.

  • Number three Goalie Attock Primary A Gorski Cotard County, Croatia, Located off the coast of Croatia in the midst of the Adriatic Sea, lies a very unique prison by the name of polio talk.

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  • Talk means barren island in Croatian, and the name derives from the sites.

  • Lack of vegetation owing to the strong Bora winds known as Croatian Alcatraz.

  • Coolio Talk.

  • Once served as a top secret political prison and brutal labor camp.

  • Housing Russian prisoners of war and Stalinists.

  • Logo is a Michelin communist political Dragulescu.

  • Political career Avenue.

  • Who is problems?

  • Political copy.

  • You can shake a baby she in for bureaucracy.

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  • The prison was run by the inmates, resulting in a brutal, hierarchical system that often involved beatings.

  • Also, how nobody under the familiar this familiar.

  • It was finally shuttered in 1988 and is now completely abandoned.

  • The prisons, distinctive location and violent history help make it one of the creepiest in the world.

  • Number two Bodman Jail, Bodmin, Cornwall.

  • This decrepit prison lies in sight of Cornwall's Bodman More.

  • It opened in 17 79 and garnered instant recognition for housing.

  • It's convicts an individual cells of first in British history.

  • The prison played host to roughly 50 public hangings in its lifetime and operated for a century and a half before closing for good in 1927.

  • There were 55 executions here, and there were a great public attraction.

  • In April 18 40 more than 20,000 people came to see the hanging of William and James Lightfoot Onley.

  • Parts of the prison remain open to the public as much of the complex has fallen into a state of disrepair.

  • The site is well known for its supposed paranormal activity and remains a popular destination for paranormal researchers and investigators.

  • This building was once dark, damp, rat infested, full of misery, pain and death, and it said that many of the souls that died here still remain before we unveil our topic.

  • Here are some honorable mentions.

  • Palazzo Davalos approach era Italy, a creepy but beautiful prison on the Terra Murata Cliffs.

  • Her Majesty's Prison.

  • Patridge.

  • Victoria, Australia, A castle style prison in Australia housing numerous gravesites.

  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • A massive prison in Philadelphia world famous for its ghosts.

  • Today, this massive structure stands is a terrifying monument toe one of man's first attempts at the humane punishment of criminals.

  • Old Charleston Jail, Charleston, South Carolina.

  • This old prison in South Carolina was opened in 18 02 Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary, Laramie, Wyoming.

  • Built in 18 72 Wyoming Territorial is among the oldest buildings in the state.

  • There are 42 cells in this cell, black for 21 on each side, and there are many times when there would have been to prisoners in each one of these cells.

  • Very, very tight quarters.

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  • Allah number one Alcatraz, San Francisco, California Perhaps the most famous prison in the entire world, Alcatraz did not mess around 12 Baron Acres in the middle of San Francisco Bay 1934.

  • It seemed the perfect place for an escape proof prison for America's worst criminals.

  • Nicknamed the Rock for its unique position, Alcatraz was built on a small island just off the coast of San Francisco and served as a maximum security prison.

  • It housed the likes of Al Capone, machine gun Kelly, Whitey Bulger and Frank Morris, who famously spearheaded the iconic 1960 to escape.

  • They crawled out of their cells up on the roof and escaped into the San Francisco Bay and that you've got to give it to him.

  • They broke the system.

  • The prison lasted less than 30 years, opening in 1934 and closing in 1963.

  • Despite being regularly maintained, Alcatraz is incredibly creepy.

  • Prisons, dark and violent, past isolated, location, imposing structure and notable prisoners blended an unsettling air, and the prison has a notable reputation for being haunted.

  • Both guards and inmates reported feeling sudden, cold spots.

  • Some even claimed to see apparitions.

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