Beloit City Jail

From The City Jail: A Symposium

edited & compiled by Fay Lewis


©1903 Calvert-Wilson Company Press, Rockford, IL


p. 88

On September 15,1903, the writer visited the city lockup at Beloit and found it
far superior to the city prison at Rockford, though in no particular modern in its appointments. It consists of one large room fairly well ventilated, containing a large iron cage divided into some eight or ten cells. No separate rooms are provided for women or children. The cells get the benefit of all the air and light there is in the room, but the plumbing system is poor and the cots in the cells are made of boards with nothing in the way of mattress or bed clothing. One small stove supplies heat. Prisoners however are not detained here longer than twenty-four hours, those remanded being taken to the Rock county jail.

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