Joliet, Illinois: Old Joliet Prison Tours

1858 prison perhaps best known from the 1980 Blue Brothers movie as the jail that "Joliet Jake" Blues was released from. Tours began in 2018.
Address:
1125 Collins St., Joliet, IL
Directions:
North Joliet, Collins St. and Woodruff Rd. Tours meet at the Old Joliet Prison parking lot just south of the prison walls.
Hours:
By appt only via the prison website.
Admission:
Tours $20 and up.
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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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