• Angela D. Henderson

Old Joliet Prison - Joliet, IL


According to https://www.jolietprison.org/ the iconic Old Joliet Prison (built in 1858) was built as a powerful showpiece. It was designed to not only intimidate the inmates on inside, but those outside. The prison was functional from 1858 - 2002 and was actually featured in the famous Chicago movie - The Blues Brothers.


The prison is now available to tour for people schools and special events. After the prison closed it was used for many film and movie productions like Derailed starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston. You can learn more about the movies and TV shows filmed at the Old Joliet Prison @ https://www.jolietprison.org/film-and-television/.


Statistics show that divorce rates for law enforcement and the police divorce rate is 14.47, while the rate for corrections workers is 21.3. Henderson Law & Mediation Center helps people of all type of occupations within Joliet and Will County, IL with divorce and family law legal issues. People who work within police / law enforcement and corrections have very stressful jobs. You can read more about the jobs that have the highest divorce rate @ https://www.businessinsider.com/10-jobs-with-the-highest-divorce-rates-and-10-with-the-lowest-2017-10.


The prison itself is a very cool structure - you can learn more about it @ https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-joliet-tour-20180827-story.html.


If you are traveling to Joliet or Will County, IL the Old Joliet Prison tour should be on your list of things to do. How often do you get to look inside a prison?




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