Inside a cell block of the former Essex County Jail in New Jersey.
Peering into a cell at the Essex County Jail, with an in tact sink and bed.
This particular cell was locked, which likely helped to ensure it stay relatively preserved. Many of the other cells in this facility were in worse shape as they have been used by the homeless for the last few decades.
Inside the now abandoned Essex County Jail in New Jersey.
This jail was constructed in 1837 and designed by John Haviland (he also designed the Harrisburg State Hospital and Eastern State Penitentiary). It remained in operation for over 100 years before it finally closed in 1970.
The Essex County Jail in New Jersey was constructed in 1837 and designed by architect John Haviland, who also designed Eastern State Penitentiary.
The building served as the primary jail until 1970, when a new facility was constructed.
Most of the structures on the property were badly damaged during a fire in 2001, but many of the cell blocks were still in tact.