Mitchelleville Women's Correctional Facility
by Former Prison Inmate
(Mitchellville, IA , USA)
There is only one little girl on the prison grounds. she is known as Gretchen. She can be heard bouncing a ball in the Admin building. It is rumored that the prison was once a little girls school and she was a student. It is also said that when the grounds was a Girls Reformatory that she died there. There is a small graveyard with unmarked graves and graves with only numbers located in the southwest corner of the grounds. Unit Five is the oldest building on grounds. One of the guards says that while she was doing rounds she heard music coming from the basement of unit five which was and is currently condemned and vacant. She went down to check and there was on old trun dial radio in a locked room. The dial then started switching stations and abruptly shut off. She claims she did not have a key to the room nor does she think any one else does such most guards key chains are identical.