Inmates are assisting with the deconstruction of the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup piece by piece, as reported by The Baltimore Sun.
This method is expected to save millions of dollars. So far, inmates have recovered more than $80,000 worth of material.
The prison opened in 1879 and has held some of Maryland's most violent inmates. It was shut down in 2007 by Gov. Martin O'Malley after an especially violent year when two correctional officers were stabbed, one fatally, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The Jessup facility was open Saturday to current and former corrections officers to visit while the building is still in tact. The prison will be open for pubic tours Aug. 4 and 5 before the demolition ramps up.
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