Old Idaho Penitentiary~Boise 2015 by Robert Scott
The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973 in the western United States. The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison, was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870. The territory was less than ten years old when the prison was built east of Boise. From its beginnings as a single cell house, the penitentiary grew to a complex of several distinctive buildings surrounded by a 17-foot-high sandstone wall. The stone was quarried from the nearby ridges by the resident convicts, who also assisted in later constructions.Over its 101 years of operation, the penitentiary received more than 13,000 inmates, with a maximum population of a little over 600. Two hundred and fifteen of the inmates were women. Two famous inmates were Harry Orchard and Lyda Southard. Orchard assassinated former Governor Frank Steunenberg in 1905 and Southard was known as Idaho's Lady Bluebeard for killing several of her husbands to collect upon their life insurance. Two serious riots occurred in 1971 and 1973 over living conditions in the prison. The 416 resident inmates were moved to the newly built Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise and the Old Idaho Penitentiary was closed on December 3, 1973...
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Jeremy and I took a trip up to Boise, Idaho to visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary where we learned about the terrifying history of this 101 year old prison. If you are ever in the Boise, Idaho area, I highly recommend this stop.
The prison was once home to some of the west's most notorious criminals. One of the nation's first female serial killer, Lyda Southard, spent time behind these bar.
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Idaho Territorial Prison - Boise, Idaho
On my Summer Vacation of 2015, I stopped by and visited Old Idaho Penitentiary. It turned out to be more interesting that I originally had thought. I am glad I made the visit.
The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973 in the western United States. The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison, was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870.
Some of the older buildings were destroyed in the 1973 riot but there is plenty of history still left.
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Boise Idaho Penitentiary Jail House Tour
Today I went to the Boise Idaho State Penitentiary so I thought I'd give you guys a jail house tour! I'm really excited to be able to use this video as part of a virtual tour for my students, and I hope you do too! This video has a number of images about inmates, so be sure to pause the video when needed to read what they did and what happened to them! Please don't forget to like this video and subscribe! Thank you!
Old Idaho Penitentiary Tour (Boise, Idaho)
We are in Boise, ID and we get locked down! We check out the Old Idaho Penitentiary, which was in operation from the late 1800’s until the 1970’s. The penitentiary is surrounded by a circular brick wall that was built by the prisoners. There are viewable buildings on the grounds, but there are also buildings that are in ruin. The penitentiary’s hospital had an electrical fire in the 70’s, which the inmates took advantage of and started a riot! Come along with us!
Parking: Parking is available for free.
Worth a Visit: YES! If you enjoy history, this is a great place to check out. They allow you to walk freely on the grounds, which is not always an option at other old state penitentiaries. Also, this location was featured on Ghost Adventures! Shannon had a few experiences and one specifically was confirmed by the Ghost Adventures episode (first season). The Old Idaho Penitentiary site is located at 2445 Old Penitentiary in Boise, ID.
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Hey guys! So today I am back with another video and today's video is Paranormal America Season 2 Episode 7 which brings us to Idaho! Today we are talking about the Old Idaho State Penitentiary which is located in Boise.
The prison was established back in 1870 as a one cell house, but it very quickly began to grew into a complex of buildings enclosed by a thick wall of sandstone. In fact, part of the prisoners’ sentences was mining the rock to build the very walls that kept them in!
Over 10,000 convicts have passed through the prison over the course of a century and it seems that not all of them left!
There have been several deaths on the premises including 10 executions and 110 documented deaths due to illness, murder and plain old age.
However, the conditions in this prison were horrific, with inmates being subjected to inhumane treatment so it would not be surprising if the death toll was actually much higher, and those deaths were simply not documented!
Visitors participating in the regular walking tours of the old prison have also been touched and even pushed by unseen hands. There is a very strong feeling of being watched from the shadows and several shadow figures have also been spotted in a number of places around the prison.
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Boise: Old Idaho Penitentiary
The Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973 in Boise.
The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison, was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870; the territory was seven years old when the prison was built, a full two decades before statehood.
From its beginnings as a single cell house, the penitentiary grew to a complex of several distinctive buildings surrounded by a 17-foot-high (5.2 m) sandstone wall. The stone was quarried from the nearby ridges by the resident convicts, who also assisted in later constructions.
Over its 101 years of operation, the penitentiary received more than 13,000 inmates, with a maximum population of a little over 600. Two hundred and fifteen of the inmates were women. Two famous inmates were Harry Orchard and Lyda Southard. Orchard assassinated former Governor Frank Steunenberg in 1905 and Southard was known as Idaho's Lady Bluebeard for killing several of her husbands to collect upon their life insurance.
Serious riots occurred in 1952 (May 24), 1971 (August 10), and 1973 (March 7–8) over living conditions in the prison. The 416 resident inmates were moved to the new Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise and the Old Idaho Penitentiary was closed on December 3, 1973.
In 1992, the Idaho State Historical Society recorded oral history interviews with fifteen former prison guards. These tapes and transcripts cover prison operations and remembrances from the 1950s to the closing of the prison. The collection is open for research at the society.
The New Cell House (1889–1890) consisted of three tiers of 42 steel cells. The third tier closest to the Rose Garden served as Death Row.
The area now known as the Rose Garden (as this is what it is now) was once used to execute prisoners by hanging. Of the 10 executions in the Old State Penitentiary, six occurred here.
The Administration Building (1893–1894) housed the warden's office, armory, visitation room, control room and the turn key area.
Cell House 2 (1899), also known as the North Wing, contained two-man cells. A honey bucket was placed in each cell to serve as a toilet. Inmates burned the building in the 1973 riot.
The Women's Ward (1905–1906) was built out of necessity. Prior to its completion women did not have separate quarters. Male inmates built a wall around the old wardens home to serve as a separate facility for women. This building had seven two-person cells, a central day room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. This building held the infamous Lyda Southard (Lady Bluebeard).
Solitary confinement consisted of two sections. The first, built in the early 1920s, was the Cooler. Although built for solitary confinement, each cell contained 4–6 men. The second section, known as Siberia, was built in 1926 and housed twelve 3-by-8-foot (0.9 m × 2.4 m) cells, with one inmate per cell.
Cell House 4 (1952) was the largest and most modern cell house at the penitentiary. Some inmates painted their cells and left drawings on the walls that can be seen today.
Cell House 5 (1954) was Maximum Security where the most unruly and violent offenders stayed. This building also served as a permanent place of solitary confinement. It includes a built-in gallows and Death Row.
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The Ghost Adventures Crew at the old Idaho Penitentiary trying a new method to obtain proof of the paranormal. ITC, or Instrumental Trans-Communication, is an attempt to capture ghostly images on electronic devices. In this setup, a regular digital video recorder is on a tripod with the A/V output plugged into a television sitting three feet away creating a feedback loop. Something mysterious appears on the screen during the recording.
Could this be the face of Raymond Snowden?
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