In 1980 inmates at the prison revolted and took over the facility for 36 hours, during this time many murders were committed, the end result is that the prison is filled with a sad and sometimes negative energy. Yes the place is haunted, it is assumed that the ghosts are of those that were tortured to death during the takeover-riot.
RIGHT: Note that the inmate has his hands bound with some plastic bonds. Was this guy subdued by the National Guardsmen?
The man below, I think it is a guard, it looks like the inmates went for his eyes. Why do I say guard, by his haircut and also prisoner showed little mercy to other fellons. Perhaps the torturous death of the many that died, has led to the facility being haunted. However, remember that some of the dead were very dangerous, deranged evil people, perhaps in a way perfectly possessed. So that is why some areas of the prison are immersed in unworldly energy.
Below- part III -- the conclusion of the ghost investigation at the "OLD MAIN" a.k.a. "THE PEN"
Some people who have visited the prison pages of this website, have mentioned that they think I am a pro convict fellow because I speak up for REHAB.
I am not. I do realize that there are a lot of fellons who can not be released into society, they are so warped that they would return to their old criminals ways. Raping, child molesting, drug dealing, violence and murder.
However, not all inmates are sexual perverts or merciless psychopaths.
If there was good rehab available to the public, a lot of today's inmates would not be in prison. These Americans would have been saved from going down the road of addiction and crime by way of rehab intervention, if need be ordered by a judge.
Today's USA culture is a shambles, many families are dysfunctional, education turns kids into sheeple or dummies, GOD has been taken out of society and the entertainment media encourages drug use and violence.
Being that the USA culture is degenerating I am for a change in how courts rule on drug offenses. If druggies were forced into rehab before they got to a point where they are so addicted and hardened that they are POINT EVIL. The USA would be a different place.
At minimum %50 of the prison population of today is made up of non violent people who committed crimes due to their drug addictions. These people have a %70 chance of being arrested again and thrown back in the clink because of their addictions and their lack of work skills and mental abilities.
The prisons are filled with people that come from the lowest economic levels of society with the lowest education. Poor White, poor Latino, poor Black, makes up the prison rosters.
Rehab is financially cheaper in the long run and it is more humane.
I am not saying that all the inmates do not pose a risk to society. There are criminals who are so far gone, morally and mentally, that they can not be put into society. If these bad guys are let loose they will once again rape, molest and injure or murder. But there are those that can be helped, but REHAB is not available or is not forced on those that need it.
With today's open borders, drugs are easily brought into the USA, the end result is that the next generation of Americans will get hooked on drugs. Because American schools have become drug dens.
Drug addiction leads to a crime wave. That means prison time for these addicts when they are caught by the police. It is very simple, drugs cost money, addicts have got to find a way to get money to fuel their addictions.
I maintain that there maybe something very sinister in how the correction system works.
Private owned prisons make profit off of the inmates. The state gives a corporation x amount of money for a year and with that money the run for profit prison incarcerate and keep inmates off the streets. After paying their employees and all that goes into running and maintaining a prison, what money is left is profit for the owners of these privately run prisons.
It is in the best interest of privately funded prisons to always have a crop of criminals entering into the HOTEL GRAYROCK. So do these privately run prison try to rehabilitate the criminals or do they let them become more addicted or more hardened while they are behind bars.
In hopes that once outside of prison, these fellons will foul up again and get sent back to the PEN. Criminals and returning criminals keep privately funded prisons in business. No criminals no privatey funded prisons or jails.
Also state and Federal prisons are part of the corrections industry, prisons are a government business to a degree. They employ people directly and indirectly.
In a Machiavellian way, the more inmates that are turned into no hope addicts or hardened criminals, the more fuel the prison system, private, state or Fed has to run on.
THe USA has %5 of the world's populations, yet it incarcerates %25 of the world's inmates. THe USA has more people in prison than RED CHINA a totalitarian state.
BELOW: quick tour of the prison, some locations of where murders took place & where ghostly activity has been noted.
Above, after the riot, a dorm room. Below, how it looks today.
Above and below this area is where inmates were thrown over the railing, hung or tortured to death by way of knives, pipes and blow torches.
BELOW: Prison documentary --- in the USA, how the penal system is not working. However if you have power and $ you do not go to the HOTEL GRAYROCK. That fact is stated and shown on the short docus or news blurbs concerning the NM SECRETARY OF STATE who had 65 charges (MANY WERE FELONIES) brought against her. She plea bargained and got 30 days in jail, etc...
LABOR INSIDE THE OLD PRISON. (BELOW)
Outside the walls of the old TERRITORIAL PRISON, convicts build a street and drainage area. The main prison building is on the left background.
BELOW: THE old prison looking eastward towards what is today--- EAST SIDE SANTA FE -- IN THE DIRECTION OF ST. JOHN's COLLEGE & modern day ST. VINCENT's hospital.