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Chillicothe Reformatory photograph
Description: Photograph showing the Chillicothe Reformatory in Chillicothe, Ohio. The United States Industrial Reformatory in Chillicothe opened to inmates in January 1926 after being authorized in 1923. Until 1929, when Congress approved $3,000,000 in funding for permanent buildings, inmates were housed in the repurposed buildings of Camp Sherman, a World War I military training camp. Construction of the new reformatory facilities began in 1928 and was completed in 1936. The new reformatory facilities were to include a receiving building, one inside cell house, two outside cell houses and eight dormitories, as well as a hospital building, mess hall, warehouse, six shops, and a school building and auditorium. In the mid-1930s, a foundry and brick plant opened at the reformatory as part of the Federal Prison Industries (FPI), through which items manufactured at the reformatory were sold to the federal government. In 1966, the reformatory became part of the Chillicothe Correctional Institution. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P339_B02_F19_001
Subjects: Chillicothe Correctional Institution (Chillicothe, Ohio); Reformatories--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections;
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)