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Jails are primarily  local, usually for short term stays and normally smaller than prison, which are usually state-run, long term, and pretty large institutions. The basic purpose of both, however, is to detain people who are charged with criminal activity.  The cells and security measures are similar, so if you want to know what they feel like from the inside, visit some of the sites listed here.  If you know of some we've missed, e-mail the details to us.  
 

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  AR

  Foreman

  New Rocky Comfort Museum

  3rd & Schuman

  PO Box 268

  Foreman AR  71836    

  Phone 870 542-7887

  Alt Phone  870 542-6347

  Web Site ****

  Alt Web http://www.ashdownar.org/placesofinterest.html

  Description  located in 1902 jail building

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Jail

  Era  1902

  New or Updated:  1/4/2007

 

  Marshall

  Searcy County Museum

  Highway 27 South

  Marshall AR        72650    

  Phone   870 448-5786

  Web Site *****

  Alt Web http://www.arkansas.com/attractions/attr_detail/id/90999/t/a/r/Ozarks/city/Mar

  Description  local museum in 1902 jailhouse

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Jail

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  Era   1902

  New or Updated:                         11/21/2006

Arkansas
Paris
Logan County Museum
204 N Vine
Paris AR 72865
Phone 501 963-3936
Web Site http://www.butterflyfestival.com/html/oldjail.html
Description local mining, railroads, Smith family
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Jail
Era 1886
Last changed: 02/25/2003

 

  California
Markleeville
Alpine County Museum/Historical Complex
Address
Mailing Address  PO Box 517
Markleeville CA  96120
Phone 
530 694-2317
Web Site  www.co.alpine.ca.us/dept/museum/museum.htm
Description  Local History museum with school and jail
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Building Collection
Building Type  Jail

 

 

 

Colorado
Cheyenne Wells
Eastern Colorado Historical Society Museum
91 East First Street
Cheyenne Wells CO  80810
Phone 
719 767-5864
Web Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~cocheyen/address.htm - museum
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail

Colorado
Las Animas
Museum Kit Carson
9th Street
Las Animas CO 81054
Phone 719 456-2507
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.bentcounty.org/sitesandcelebrations/historic.htm
Description local history from Kit Carson to WWII, jails, school, blacksmith shop, carriage house, stage station
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Jail
Field of Study/Science Facility Old West
New or Updated: 04/10/2003

Colorado
Silverton
San Juan County Historical Society
1557 Greene
Silverton CO 81433
Phone
970 387-5838
Web Site
http://www.silverton.org/sjcm.html
Description
many railroad and mining related buildings, equipment and exhibits
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus
Building Collection
Building Type
Jail
Era
1902
New or Updated:
04/17/2003
Florida
Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island Museum of History
233 South Third St
Fernandina Beach FL 32034
Phone 904 261-7378
Web Site http://www.ameliaislandmuseumofhistory.org/index.html
Alt Web http://www.ameliaisland.com/museum.htm
Description local history is former jail, 400 years under eight flags, extensive walking tour program
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Jail
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 04/17/2003
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