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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.  
 

Jail Kansas - Missouri

 
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Fredonia
Wilson County Historical Society Museum
420 North Seventh Street
Fredonia KS  66736
Phone 
316 378-3965
Web Site  *****
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
 

  KS

  Manhattan

  Hartford House Museum

  2309 Claflin Road

  Manhattan KS

  Phone 785 565-6490

  Web Site  http://www.kvha.org/culthist.htm

  Description  on ground of Riley County Museum, prefabricated house arrived by

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Jail

  Era 1855

  Owner/Operator:  Riley County Museum

  New or Updated:  3/26/2006
 

  KS

  Russell

  Fossil Station Museum

  331 Kansas Street

  Russell  KS

  Phone  785 483-3637

  Web Site http://www.rchs.rwisp.com/Fossil_Station/fossil_station.html

  Description  stone sheriff's quarters and jail, now local history museum

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Jail

  Research  Library

  Era  1907

  Owner/Operator:  Russell County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/5/2006

 

 

 

 

Kentucky
Brooksville
Bracken County Historical Society
207 Madison Avenue
PO Box 307
Brooksville KY 41004
Phone 606 735-3337
Web Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~kybchs/bracken.html
Description society located in 1811 jail building which they are trying to restore, currently offer archives and research collection
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Historical Society
Building Type Jail
Field of Study/Science Facility Genealogy
Research /Reading Archive
New or Updated: 06/01/2003

Kentucky
Franklin
Simpson County Archives & Museum
206 North College St
Franklin KY 42134
Phone
270 586-4228
Web Site
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyschs/
E-mail mailto:information@simpsoncountykyarchives.com
Description located in unique old stone jail, focus is primarily on documents
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Jail
Research /Reading Archives
Owner/Operator: Simpson County Historical Society
New or Updated: 06/12/2003
 

  KY

  Lancaster

  Garrard County Jail Museum

  102 Stanford Street

  Lancaster  KY  40444    

  Phone   859 792-3065

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.kytravel.com/ktg10.html

  Description

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Jail

  Owner/Operator:  Garrard County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  1/5/2005

  ME

  Wiscasset

  Old Lincoln County Jail

  Federal Street

  PO Box 61

  Wiscasset                   ME           04578    

  Phone   207 882-6871

  Web Site  http://www.lincolncountyhistory.org/lchaparts/oldjail.htm

  Description  housed prisoners from 1811-1954

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Building Type   Jail

  Era  1811

  Owner/Operator:  Lincoln County Historical Association Inc

  New or Updated:             1/2/2006

 

 

  Missouri
Fredericktown
Historic Madison County
122 North Main
Fredericktown MO  63645
Phone 
573 783-2722
Web Site  http://www.historicalresearch.org/historicalsociety.htm
Description  local history
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
 
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