‘Shawshank’ Prison Becomes Wedding Hot Spot

This article originally appeared on the www.wlwt.com website.

Former Ohio State Reformatory Now Hosts ‘Glamour In The Slammer’

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The old, imposing prison in  Ohio where the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed has become a hot spot  for weddings and hosts an annual bridal show.

What was once known as the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is all  booked up for weddings through the end of 2012 and has begun taking reservations  for 2013.

The bridal show is called “Glamour in the Slammer” and is in its fifth  year. The Mansfield News Journal reports the event recently drew nearly 40  vendors and 500 spectators to the reformatory.

The prison closed in 1990 after playing host to more than 155,000 inmates  over 94 years.

Operations Manager Susan Nirode of the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation  Society says it’s nice that something that once seemed dark has become bright.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s