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Mansfield Reformatory Guard | What was it like?

It’s one thing to face the darkness of the prison as an inmate. Try as a Mansfield Reformatory guard. As Dr. Phil says, “No matter how flat you make a pancake, there are two sides!”

The inmates had their stories of tragedy and death. But being a in this position wasn’t easy either. These examples make me hope they had decent salaries.

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Mansfield Reformatory Inmate | What it was like?

Ghost Guide Daniel – – No matter how see it today, Mansfield Reformatory was designed around the hope (by architect Levi Scofield). Makes you think it’d be great to be an inmate.

Designed for spiritual uplift. Hence being called a Reformatory… aka for reform. They wanted the men to become better members of society.

Proving, “…the road to hell is paved with good intentions…”

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The Tragic Life of Arthur Glattke | Warden of Mansfield Reformatory

Ohio Governor Marty Davey appointed Arthur Lewis Glattke (glaa-k). Making him Warden of Mansfield Reformatory.  This for helping get Davey elected in 1935.

Taking charge, Arthur brought in many new ideas.  Like playing calm classical music in the cell blocks.

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Mansfield Reformatory History | A Prison Built on Hope

Here’s a quick Mansfield Reformatory History sheet.

A Gothic prison born of hope in Mansfield, Ohio.  Was completed from 1886 to 1910.  Construction that took years to build up the massive cell blocks.  Inmates moving in and out. The building being used during that time.

Then it was 1910. The new Ohio State Reformatory (aka Mansfield) broke a world record.  Cell blocks an amazing 6 levels high.