Today, I went to prison. Well, that is to say, I joined a group organized by Corey Hilz to photograph Lorton Prison. Lorton, located in Fairfax County, VA, was a Washington D.C. Reformatory in operation from 1916 to 2001. The abandoned buildings are in various states of decay.
|Some interesting artifacts were left in the dormitories. Presumably, this milk carton is 11 years old.|
The prison is separated into what appeared to be a minimum security section, with dormitory style rooms, and a maximum security section with the traditional cell blocks. I was surprised by the smallness of those cell blocks and could only imagine how hot they would be during the Virginia summer.
|Paint was pealing for almost all the walls and ceilings|