Joliet Old Prison

The Prison opened in 1858. The Joliet Prison, with its iconic gothic architecture was designed by Chicago earliest architect W.W. Boyington.
The same architect who also designed the Chicago Water Tower.

The Prison is famous from several movies, like the Natural Born Killers, Blues Brothers, Public Enemy, Prison Break and many more.

Joliet Correctional Center
Name of the Roadside Attraction: Joliet Correctional Center (Old Prison)
Parking:yes, several parking spots
Time required:30 minues or 1-2 hours for tours
Descripton:The Prison is probably best known today for its most popular inmate – “Joliet Jake” Blues from the film “The Blues Brothers". (1980)
Next town:Joliet
Findable:in town
Fee area:no to look arround ouside- there is a fee to go inside with a guided tour
Giftshop: no
Food or drinks: no
Kind of attraction: Movie Location
Best time to vistit: all year

   How to find

Address: 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432, USA
Directions: Follow Route 66 (53) trough Romeoville. At the intersection with 7 take a right on 7. Cross the River, cross the tracks. Take a right on 171 (S State Street). Follow the street for a few miles, the street is now called Collins Ave. On the right is the old Prison.
Opening Hours: 24/7 (there are tours visit website)
Last visited: October 2013