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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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Texas
Granbury
Jail and Hood County Historical Museum
208 North Crockett
Granbury TX
Phone 
817 573-5135
Web Site  http://www.hoodcountyhistory.org/
Description  local history in jail occupied until 1978, with cell block and hanging tower
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
Era  1885

Texas
Mobeetie
Old Mobeetie Texas Association
PO Box 66
Mobeetie TX 79061
Phone
806 845-2028
Web Site  http://www.mobeetie.com/
E-mail  omjm@pan-tex.net
Description  local history
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
 

  TX

  Port Lavaca

  Calhoun County Historical Museum

  301 S Ann

  Port Lavaca    TX

  Phone   512 553-4689

  Web Site  http://www.calhouncountymuseum.org/

  E-mail  india@tisd.net

  Description  1686 shipwreck, diorama, German immigration, local schools

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Jail

  Group Identity   Native American

  New or Updated:   9/14/2004

 

 

Virginia
Spotsylvania
The Old Jail - Spotsylvania Preservation Foundation
PO Box 1875
Spotsylvania VA  22553
Phone
Web Site 
http://users.erols.com/jlefebre/spfi/
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus  Building
Building Type  Jail
Wisconsin
Kewaunee
Kewaunee County Historical Museum
613 Dodge Street
Kewaunee WI
Phone 
920 388-7176
Alt Phone  920 388-3858
Web Site  http://www.kewaunee.org/museum.htm
Description museum housed in dungeon-style jail, carved wood statues, USS Pueblo
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Jail
Era  1876

Wisconsin
Neillsville
1897 Jail Museum
215 East State Street
Neillsville WI
Phone 
715 743-6444
Web Site  http://www.clark-cty-wi.org/JailMuseum.htm
Toll Free  888 CLARK-WI
Description  original jail with sheriff's home and cell block
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Building
Building Type  Jail
Era  1897

  WI

  West Bend

  Old County Jailhouse

  40 South 5th Avenue

  West Bend  WI

  Phone   414 335-4678

  Web Site  http://www.historyisfun.com/Jailhouse.htm

  Description  county jail and sheriff's residence displays local artifacts

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Jail

  Era  1886

  Owner/Operator:  Washington County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  10/15/2004

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