The Haunting of Joliet Prison (Paperback)
From Chicago Public Library Foundation Award-winning author, historian and paranormal researcher Ursula Bielski comes the first-ever expose of the history and hauntings of one of the world's most notorious penitentiaries: Old Joliet Prison, the second of Illinois' notorious maximum security prisons. Opened just before the American Civil War Old Joliet Prison housed some of the most abominable offenders of the modern age, from "thrill killers" Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to Chicago's notorious gangsters like Bugs Moran and Baby Face Nelson, to mass murderer Richard Speck and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who spent time at Old Joliet after their world-shattering arrests. From shootings and stabbings to suicides, death was a common occurrence at Old Joliet, which was built on a limestone cache along the fabled DesPlaines River. Step inside the storied walls with Bielski and the Joliet Hauntings Paranormal Crew, who led dozens of nighttime investigations and ghost tours at the prison in the fall and winter of 2018: the first authorized investigations at this unmatched haunted location.