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The deadline that kept prisoners back from the walls of the stockade was marked by a simple fence. Prisoners who crossed the line were shot by sentries who sat in “pigeon roosts” located every 90 feet along the wall. The man in this image was shot reaching under the fence as he tried to obtain fresher water than was available downstream. (Andersonville National Historic Site)


The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a retired, Gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. It operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility. Inmates and former workers claim that the "PEN" is very much haunted. There are a multiple of claims by inmates/workers of being touched and followed, items being thrown and sounds of footsteps.


Inmateaid inmate search offers a way for family and friends to locate an inmate and open up lines of communication.Our site will help you identify your loved one within the system, and can help you locate their profile which may have additional information regarding their current location.