The Detroit House of Corrections was home to thousands of prisoners beginning in 1861. The site, abandoned since 2004, was recently visited by a group of urban explorers.

The Detroit House of Corrections was a city-owned prison that was first built near the city's Eastern Market.

In 1919, the city purchased land in suburban Plymouth Township to build a new facility, that is what is shown in the video below. The prison was transferred to the State of Michigan and finally closed in 2004.

A group known as DetroitEXP visited the building recently and here's what they found

Note: There is NSFW language in some of the graffiti in the building. Be aware of all local trespassing laws before conducting any urban exploration.

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