Wyoming Frontier Prison

Zak, Nick and Aaron rent an RV and drive through the night to reach the remote town of Rawlins, WY, to investigate one of their darkest haunts to date: The Wyoming Frontier Prison. From 1901-1981, Wyoming's first state penitentiary served as a virtual death house for as many as 200 inmates. While some of these deaths were the result of state-sanctioned executions, others died from harsh living conditions and the infamously brutal violence that took place behind its cold walls.

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Zak outside the Wyoming Frontier Prison
Zak outside the Wyoming Frontier Prison

Zak outside the Wyoming Frontier Prison

Zak outside the Wyoming Frontier Prison, Wyoming's first state penitentiary that served as a virtual death house for as many as 200 inmates. 960 1280

  

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Wyoming Frontier Prison

While some inmate deaths were the result of state-sanctioned executions, others died from harsh living conditions and the infamously brutal violence that took place behind its cold walls. 960 1280

  

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Rows of cells stretch into the darkness at the Wyoming Frontier Prison. 960 1280

  

The GAC in Rawlins, WY

The GAC in Rawlins, WY

The guys plan their next move for the investigation in Rawlins, WY. 960 1280

  

The Wyoming Frontier Prison

The Wyoming Frontier Prison

The Wyoming Frontier Prison opened in 1901 and closed in 1981. 960 1280

  

Zak's interview subject, CJ Young

Zak's interview subject, CJ Young

The interview subject, CJ Young, recalls his experience with the paranormal at the Wyoming Frontier Prison. 960 1280

  

The shank collection

The shank collection

The shank collection at the Wyoming Frontier Prison’s museum. 960 1280

  

Zak and Ted Ford

Zak and Ted Ford

Zak and Ted Ford outside Wyoming Frontier Prison. 960 1280

  

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Forms of punishment at the Wyoming Frontier Prison included solitary confinement and a “punishment pole” to which prisoners were handcuffed and whipped. 960 1280

  

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Wyoming Frontier Prison

In 1916, an addition was made to the prison that was called the “death house.” It contained 6 cells to house inmates on death row. 960 1280

  

Wyoming Frontier Prison

Wyoming Frontier Prison

When the Wyoming Frontier Prison opened, it had 104 cells, no electricity and no running water. 960 1280

  

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