Entrance to History of Maine State Prison in Thomaston

The entrance to the exhibit with a Correctional Officer and prisoner dressed in 2002 uniforms.

"History of Maine State Prison in Thomaston" Exhibit

August 2006

Warden Merrill opened the "History of Maine State Prison in Thomaston" exhibit at the Thomaston Historical Society with a lecture and slide show on Maine State Prison in Thomaston (1824-2002) and Maine State Prison in Warren.

The exhibit was designed by Bonnie Johnson and constructed with David Flynn and the Maine State Prison Industries Department. MSP's Industries program is well known for their involvement in specialty projects and the outstanding quality of their workmanship.

Additional pictures and text from the exhibit can be seen on the Historical Society's web site.


Photo of prisoner working on a ship's model.

Maine State prisoner working on a typical craft: ship's model, other crafts in the cabinets to rear. Note: wooden ship models and other wooden models produced by the Maine State Prison Industries Dept. can be seen in maritime museums throughout the United States.

Photo of exhibit.

Main exhibit room with a model of the 1800's era prison in the center of the exhibit showing the Maine State Prison in Thomaston prior to demolition in 2002.