As well as the history in the report from my first visit to the Prison in November 2013… I have since found that the mens prison closed at some point in 2010 when another detention centre which was closer to modern American maximum security prisons was built. This old prison which is described as dilapidated before its closure was set for demolition before the site was occupied by travellers who have set up camp in the front car park which includes seemingly permanent structures and portaloos. The prison also apparently had a poor security record and there appears to be links to mistreatment of prisoners of war during the second world war on the site, although I haven’t found any conclusive documentation about this particular rumour.
My Second trip to this abandoned Prison in France, this time accompanied by AndyK, Kriegaffe and ZeroUe. We also had the pleasure of bumping into Niki Feijen and Robin who were also wondering about the huge site. Sadly again the women’s side was sealed off so we concentrated on the men’s part. We had loads more time here than the first visit, covered the place top to bottom 🙂 Found a new wing with green walls which I had completely missed first time round as well as roof access and loft space access in the dome. Here are the first 30 or so photos but don’t forget to check out part 2 for the rest (link at the bottom).
Before you check out the photos here is a little video I made with some GoPro footage from our 2 trips to this awesome prison:
And the photos:
Also some from AndyK at Behind Closed Doors: Prison H15
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