‘Old Main’ tickets now available

'Old Main' tickets now available

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Tickets are now available for upcoming tours of the closed New Mexico prison where one of the nation’s deadliest riots took place.

The New Mexico Department of Corrections said this week the state is selling tickets for “Old Main” prison tours that begin in May.

Tours of the prison outside of Santa Fe are scheduled twice a month and will continue through October.

Last year, corrections officials opened the site for limited public tours.

In February 1980, inmates at the prison killed 33 fellow prisoners and injured more than 100 other inmates and guards officials hope to eventually to turn the site into a museum.

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