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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002

SE Corner, Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2005
SE Corner, Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2005

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Thomaston Historical Society

By the 21st century, the prison was again quite antiquated. A new larger facility was built in the neighboring town of Warren, and prisoners were moved there in February 2002.

The old prison was demolished in April of that year, leaving a wide empty grassy field and the southeast corner of the former prison wall remaining. The Town of Thomaston has plans to build a town trail around the perimeter, with future plans for light commercial and residential development that will appear as an extension of existing town streets.

Former site of the Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2008
Former site of the Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2008

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Thomaston Historical Society

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