Michigan: Former prison turns into tourist attraction

Posted on May 8, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

Former state prison facilities in southern Michigan are becoming a hot tourist attraction where visitors can sit in cells and read prison rule books still attached to the cell bars.

The Jackson Historic Prison Tour is booming, with nearly 50 tours booked this year, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. A highlight is a visit to 7-Block at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan, which closed in 2007. The building is part of a razor-wire enclosed campus with other active state prison facilities. Read Article

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