VIDEO VAULT: 1963 Special Report Took Viewers Inside Ohio State Penitentiary


UPDATED: Wednesday March 12, 2014 4:34 PM

In 1963, 10TV did a special report called Steel Jungle that looked at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

The building stood along the Scioto River from 1834 until 1998.

It was the home of the electric chair which was last used on March 15, 1963.

The Ohio Pen was abandoned in 1984 and used by the National Guard for training. It was also the site of a Halloween Haunted House.

It was eventually torn down. The land is now occupied by Nationwide Arena and surrounding buildings.

This video contains the Steel Jungle special as it aired in 1963.

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