Old State Pen Open For ToursJanuary 31st, 2012 at 12:07 pm by Kim Vallez under Latest Posts
The Corrections Department will be opening the infamous “Old Main” prison , where the 1980 prison riot happened for public tours starting Thursday.
When the riot was over 33 inmates had been murdered by others, some mutilated, tortured and set on fire. To this day there are marks on the prison floors and walls that show the brutality of those two days.
The hour and a half guided tours will include historical information about New Mexico prisons as well as post riot reforms.
Please share your thoughts about the state’s decision to do this.