Nevada State Prison – Beyond the Cell Bars

Carson City, Nevada, United States

For 150 years, from 1862 until its closure in 2012, the Nevada State Prison located in Carson City, Nevada stood as a grim testament to a history filled with chilling tales. Ravaged by fire in 1867 and again in 1870, the prison proved its resilience by being rebuilt with quarried stone using the labor of inmates. 1871 saw a harrowing chapter unfold as 29 inmates sought freedom by force, plunging the prison into chaos. Armed […]

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