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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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  MS
  Canton
  Madison County Historical - MS
 
234 East Fulton St
  PO Box 232
  Canton MS  39046
 
Phone  601 859-5552
  Web Site  http://www.oldjailfleamarket.com/
  E-mail  mailto:thewarden@oldjailfleamarket.com
  Alt Web  http://www.cityofcanton.net/historicsites.htm
  Description  sponsors semi-annual flea market
 
Type of Resource  Museum
  Building Type  Jail
  New or Updated:  07/26/2003
 

 

  MT

  Thompson Falls

  Old Jail Museum

  109 South Madison St

  PO Box 774

  Thompson Falls MT  59873    

  Phone   406 827-4515

  Alt Phone   406 827-4686

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://visitmt.com/categories/moreinfo.asp?IDRRecordID=14188&SiteID=1

  Description

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Jail

  Owner/Operator:  Sanders County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  11/3/2004

    NC
 
Wilkesboro
  Old Wilkes Jail
 
Address  23 North Bridge Street
  Wilkesboro  NC  28697    
 
Phone  336 667-3712
  Web Site  http://www.wilkesboro.com/oldwilkesinc/main.htm
  Alt Web  http://www.wilkesnc.org/history/jail/
 
Description  jail housed Civil War prisoners, "Tom Dooley" - cells & living quarters
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Building Type  Jail
  Era 1860
  New or Updated:  07/16/2003 
  New York
Lyons
Wayne County Historical Society Museum
21 Butternut Street
Lyons NY  14489
Phone 
315 946-4943
Web Site  http://members.aol.com/shw4943
Description  local museum in former jail and sheriff's house
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
Research/Reading  Library
Era 1854
Ohio
Caldwell
Nobel County Historical Society
PO Box 128
Caldwell OH  43724
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6854/noble.html
E-mail  noblecohistorical@email.com
Alt Web  http://www.noblecountyohio.com/noblecojail.html
Description  local society has moved several structures to county fairgrounds and is presently restoring old jail as a museum
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
Era 1882
Last Update:  01/01/2011 Previous Site        Previous Page E-Mail Step Into Places
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