To the Editor:
What to do with the old Joliet prison?
It’s a large property that requires upkeep that costs considerable money.
Some of it has interest as a historical site such as the parts used in the “Blues Brothers” movie, the towers, a section of wall, the pond used to quarry limestone but much of it does not have tourism potential.
Perhaps an outdoor park for curiosity-seekers on a hiking or biking trail, sell the rest off for development, perhaps declare some of the buildings as historic landmarks.
There are a lot of limestone blocks that could be repurposed. Driving by it really looks creepy now.