What Are Some Well-Known Prisons in the United States?


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Riker's Island, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Attica Correctional Facility, Folsom State Prison and ADX Florence are some of the most well-known prisons in the United States, according to NewsOne. Additionally, San Quentin Prison, Sing Sing and the United States Penitentiary Atlanta are also particularly well-known U.S. prisons.

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Folsom State Prison is known primarily for hosting two landmark concerts by the musician Johnny Cash, as noted by NewsOne. Riker's Island, New York City's primary jail complex, has received much of its notoriety from holding some of the world's most famous musicians within its walls, including Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne and Sid Vicious.

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