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Joliet Prison

1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432-1266
+1 815-727-6141
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I am a huge fan of the Blues Brothers. We decided to go see where Joliet Jake hailed from. About an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Monika E
Joliet Prison

My nephew worked here as a correctional officer. Upon his untimely death, the warden arranged an... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Louisville, Kentucky, EEUU
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1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432-1266
+1 815-727-6141
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a huge fan of the Blues Brothers. We decided to go see where Joliet Jake hailed from. About an hours drive from Chicago. I don't want to ruin it for everyone, but if you apply yourself- it is not that hard to get...More

Thank Monika E
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My nephew worked here as a correctional officer. Upon his untimely death, the warden arranged an honor guard to be present at his services. Well over 100 of his fellow officers also attended. Thank you all for the respect and honor you have shown for...More

1  Thank Intlflyboy
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Scary Haunted Prison. Sounds awesome and scary all at the same time right. It is. If u love to be scared out of your wits, visit this scary Haunted Prison on Joliet's lower East side. It has been inhabited by many crazy and homicidal lunatics...More

Thank K.b. E
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Of course the reason we visited this place (and Joliet) was the Blues Brothers and Prison Break. The prison buildings are quite impressive but unfortunately seems to be abandoned and deteriorating. That's really a shame. There are some information signboards telling about the prison, Route...More

1  Thank Jan R
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place is awesome. Very safe. My family got to walk around the entire place. There are signs warning you not to trespass but you can entire almost anywhere. We respected the signs but observed several kids leaving the property who were more than likely...More

2  Thank DaveBelyea
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Was in the area and had to drive by and take a selfie in front of the the Joliet Prison from Blues Brothers movie fame. it is in ruins and fenced in but worth the short drive from downtown Joliet to see. What amazes me...More

1  Thank Traveler54258
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The first stop on our Route 66 tour on Sept. 8th was Joliet Prison. As it is closed to the public, myself and about 34 others walked around the outside. Placards in the parking lot provide information regarding the connection of this old prison and...More

4  Thank patshea2016
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had to do it just for Blues Brothers and Prison Break, though was very disappointed that you can't go in it and also the state of the outside. But, at least I can say 'been there and done that. If you like either of the...More

2  Thank SHBanwell
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

It was fun to park where Elwood waited for Jack at the beginning of The Blues Brothers. It is worth the short detour off I-80. It would be nice if it was touristy like Alcatraz, but all you can really do is drive by and...More

Thank Stuart15734
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This place is an amazing place to go different places to see each time easy ways to get in park in front and just through the fence. To those who are risk takers the roof is great for a nice sun set ho through the...More

Thank dakota t
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Can you tour the prison? If so what are the hours?
23 September 2016|
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Response from Hespeler2016 | Reviewed this property |
no tours
Who owns the Joliet Prison now ??
25 January 2016|
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Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
State of Illinois
Is there a listing of the inmates that were housed at this prison?
29 September 2015|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
The prison is closed and deserted but there are large signs around the parking lot that tell the history of the prison. On the signs there are stories of various inmates, but I I don't remember seeing any listing of the... More