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Folsom Prison Museum, Folsom

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  • I wanted to explore the city and the history. Learned about the prison and some of there guests. It is interactive and loads of fun! 
  • This is a small museum but it has incredible artwork from the prisoners including a Ferris wheel all done in toothpicks and it's huge! Not to mention very pretty and very artistic. It is a self-guided...  more »
  • Standing in from of the Main Gate conjures up images of Johnny Cash singing "Folsom Prison Blues" and the Gate itself has been seen in many Hollywood Movies from the 30's, 40's & 50's...You'll recogni...  more »
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  • I have to say that the bull queers are a lot more brutal at Folsom, when compared to other California prisons. I wasn't lubed or even sweet talked. Just in the shower, thumb in for a quick loosen then up the dirt pipe. The prices for fellow inmates is quite reasonable and I had many a Mexican gang banger whispering love poems in my ear as theg pounded me into oblivion. All told my Folsom experience was not positive. The food was terrible, the cock roaches bigger than Corcoran and the personal hygiene of my would be suitors severely lacking. The heroin was nice though, and there were only 6 guys per needle, a much better ratio than Corcoran where the whole block shared one needle. I left with AIDS, a bum hole looser than a windsock in a hurricane and a raging smack problem...but otherwise it was ok.
  • Went with my family to tour the Folsom State Prison Museum and gift shop in July 2016! It was very fun and informative with interesting facts, history, and original pieces from the first few years the prison was made, and from some of the original prisoners. Also has lots of Johnny Cash information, history, and original letters and pieces from him and lots of stuff for sale in the gift shop, like Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash shirts, paintings, stamps, pins, collectables, etc. We were lucky to go at this time because we learned while visiting, that they are moving the Museum and gift shop off of the prison grounds, so it was awesome getting to see the actual prison and guards walking around. In my pictures here, you can see the actual prison in the background!
  • At Prophet Ascending I Sincerely believe I bumped into you or had u holding my pocket in the yard but I might be wrong... Just had that feeling
  • Nice view from bike trails
  • (something related to johnny cash)