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Western Penitentiary (now barely in use as State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh) is located at the western end of the city along the Ohio River. This abandoned portion appears to have been the residence of the warden at one point.

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh PA is home to more than 600 birds from around the world and ghosts!  The aviary was constructed on the site of what was once the Western Penitentiary.  From 1862 to 1864, it served as a Union prison, housing Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The camps were cramped and unsanitary and many men met their ends under the poor conditions.  It is reported that the tortured souls of the deceased Confederate soldiers roam the halls of the aviary at night.

Haunted Pittsburgh: The Ghoul's Guide to Haunting and Frightening - Popular Pittsburgh

Abandoned Prison in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Western Penitentiary is over a century old and was finally abandoned a few years back, only to be reopened a few months ago. Originally used in the 1800s to house Confederate Army war prisoners, it is now used for medium to low security containment of inmates requiring drug and alcohol treatment.

Abandoned Prison in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Western Penitentiary is over a century old and was finally abandoned a few years back, only to be reopened a few months ago. Originally used in the to house Confederate Army war prisoners, it is now used

Pgh blog - There are a LOT OF GREAT THINGS ABOUT PITTSBURGH, but there are still Jagoffs out there trying to make the rest of us look bad.     We find them and post them!    www.YaJagoff.com

Pgh blog - There are a LOT OF GREAT THINGS ABOUT PITTSBURGH, but there are still Jagoffs out there trying to make the rest of us look bad. We find them and post them! www.YaJagoff.com

SCI Pittsburgh (Western State Penitentiary)

SCI Pittsburgh (Western State Penitentiary)

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san quentin

Eastern State Penitentiary located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eastern State Penitentiary located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 1951: Breakout at Western Penitentiary The Digs: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May Breakout at Western Penitentiary The Digs: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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