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Oregon State Penitentiary

Oregon State Penitentiary

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  • Date Posted: Apr 29, 2014
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  • Address: 2605 State Street, Salem, OR 97301, USA

Salem, Oregon

Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon and the County Seat of Marion County.

The Oregon State Penitentiary History:

The Oregon State Penitentiary is the oldest prison in Oregon and the only maximum security prison operated by the Oregon Department of Corrections. There are, on average, about 2000 prisoners housed in the Oregon State Penitentiary. There are 22 acres within the perimeter wall.

The Oregon State Penitentiary Ghosts and Spirits:

The spirit of a dead inmate is said to walk the tiers and landings in Block D at night at the Oregon State Penitentiary. His footsteps resonate along the metal stairs leading up and down from Block D. His apparition has also been seen standing outside of cells.

Resources: (2011). History of the Oregon State Penitentiary. Retrieved February 3, 2011 from

Wikipedia (2011). Salem, Oregon. Retrieved February 3, 2011 from,_Oregon

The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved February 3, 2011 from

2605 State Street, Salem, OR Oregon 97301, USA

2605 State Street, Salem, OR Oregon 97301, USA

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