Janesville City Jail

From The City Jail: A Symposium

edited & compiled by Fay Lewis


©1903 Calvert-Wilson Company Press, Rockford, IL


p. 89

The writer is indebted to Officer John BROWN for the opportunity of visiting, also,
the city hall and lockup on the day above mentioned [September 15, 1903]. The cells here consist of a large iron cage with excellent ventilation and separate compartments for women or children, but men prisoners are compelled to lie on iron slats without mattress or bed clothing, though those committed in default of payment of fines or sentenced to "do time" are transferred to the county jail.

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