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For all of you who have ever seen the movie "Shawshank Redemption"...

Come join us on Monday evening, June 3, 2019 beginning at 4pm at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. This is the location for the filming of Shawshank Redemption.

PPO rents out the entire facility that evening for our group only that evening. Our group receives access to areas not normally open during public tours. Bring your own models to photograph, or follow other photographers around to see how they photograph in the prison. Bring your own lighting of preference and wander around freely, just make sure it’s portable!

Below are sample images taken at Mansfield Mayhem 2018 by all different photographers attending. Just to give you an idea of what can be done there!


Registration is now live, so go register!

Space is limited, and we SOLD OUT last year!

PPO members receive discounted admission to the Reformatory that evening, along with many other benefits. Not a member? Want to join? Just go to and click on Join on the left hand side to see all the options and benefits.

The slideshow below was from last year, images courtesy of Walter Rowe of Rowe Photography.