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Friday, March 6, 2020

Mansfield Reformatory 2020


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Friday, March 6, 2020

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Once again Creative Vision is going to prision, everyone has had a great time at past Mansfield Reformatory tours!

This will be the only opportunity of its kind for us to have the run of the place and use tripods inside the prison so be sure to make your reservation early! Photographers are allowed to bring models and significant others who will not be shooting, the cost for them is $12. You can pay by cash the day of the event for non-shooting participants.

We will have four hours to shoot and explore the Mansfield Ohio State Reformatory prison where Shawshank Redemption was filmed! We have the place to ourselves, and will have access to 250,000 square feet of cell blocks, bull pen, 3 floors of administrative offices, and they are opening up the west attic, west tower and basement for us which is not open during a general tour.

Tripods and any lighting equipment you may want to bring is allowed.

It takes approximately three hours to get to Mansfield from Detroit. It would be a long day, but possible to drive there and back in one day (of course you are welcome to get a hotel room nearby if that is what you prefer). Carpooling is highly encouraged!

We will meet at the entrance of the prison at 10:00am. We will have four hours (until 3:00pm) to shoot and explore the premises. There is a waiver all photographers will be required to sign prior to entering the prison.

I will send out a reminder email three days before the event with all pertinent event information, such as what to bring, suggested camera equipment, etc.

Since this event is based on a minimum 20 people, there will be NO REFUND. Please make sure you are able to attend before registering. However, if you cannot make it last minute and you find a replacement for your spot, then a refund will be made.

In the case of inclement weather and the event has to be cancelled, refunds will be given.

Questions? Contact Timothy at


Ohio State Reformatory

100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield , OH 


Timothy Griffin

David M Haupt


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