True Crime Haunting: Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

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For 113 years, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary housed some of the country's most violent criminals and claimed more than 10,000 souls. Many believe that their ghosts still linger there. In this episode we look at Brushy's deadly history, profiles of some of its most infamous inmates and evidence of the hauntings that are still happening there today.
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Ghost Asylum, S4, E10, The Travel Channel

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