This has been known as one of America’s most haunted prisons. It has a past darker than most; but, after all, it had been in operation for more than a century. Before the prison closed in 1995, nearly 1,000 prisoners died inside. The history of the penitentiary includes several riots, escapes, hangings, electrocutions, and grisly murders. Visitors say they can feel the presence of trapped souls still lingering. You can stay overnight. See if the original electric chair, “old sparky,” is still in its place.