Joliet, Illinois: Old Joliet Prison Park

Perhaps best known from the 1980 Blue Brothers movie as the prison Jake Blues was released from. The old prison is closed, but an adjacent parking lot and park offers an up close vantage point, and signs provide information on history and Hollywood infamy.
Address:
Collins St., Joliet, IL
Directions:
Old Joliet Prison Park, north Joliet, Collins St. and Woodruff Rd. just south of the prison walls.
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Joliet Prison.

Old Joliet Prison Park

This is the site where Jake, one of the Blues Brothers, was released from prison at the beginning of the movie. The prison has been closed for years, and now sits empty.

[Cody Hunt, 05/12/2011]

Signage has been added to a parking lot adjacent to the closed prison chronicling its history as a penal facility and its appearances in movies and TV.

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