Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Old Idaho State Penitentiary was active until 1973. During its 101 years, the penitentiary experienced five major riots and 500 escaped prisoners, with nearly 100 of the escapees never caught.

Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho.

The penitentiary is at base of the foothills in Boise, Idaho.

Looking through what once was a church.

Typical cell inside the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho.

In many of the cells, you can see scrawled artwork signed and dated from the early 1970s.

Inside a cell on Death Row, only a few paces from the gallows.

Another cell on Death Row.

Friday the 13th at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho. We learned about a double execution (Troy Powell, Ernest Walrath) that took place there on Friday the 13th in April of 1951.