5 Of The Most Haunted Prisons In The World!

Prisons, with the amount of horror, torment, torture and utter despair experienced behind prison wall many are said to be Haunted by former inmates, and here we have five of the Most Haunted Prisons In The World!

Moundsville Penitentiary:

The Moundsville penitentiary, in West Virginia, was opened in 1879 and was a prison until 1995. It was Considered to be one of the most violent prisons in america, and its inmates are said to still haunt the place the halls and cells to this day.

Bodmin Jail, Cornwall:

This 17Th century prison is situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Housing over a 150 prisoners and executing a total of 55 inmates by hanging, Bodmin has gained a reputation for being one of the most haunted prisons in the UK.

The Eastern State Penitentiary:

The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former american prison, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During its 42 years as a prison it was known for locking it prisoners up in total isolation. Inmates were confined to windowless rooms and allowed no contact with anyone for 23 hours a day.

The Tower Of London:

The tower of London is said to be the most haunted prison and one of the most haunted place in the UK, The history is astonishing, and some of it includes its time as a prison. The inmates where would be trailed, tortured and executed.


Alcatraz was the ultimate american prison, it was first designed as a military prison in the 18 hundreds but in early 19 hundreds it was tuned into a federal prison. Housing some very infamous convicts, from Al Capone to Sam Richard Shockley. Most if not all of the staff and inmates experienced some sort of Paranormal encounter, from hearing noises to seeing shadows in the hallways.

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).