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DSC00977 - Jailhouse

DSC00977 - Jailhouse

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This building was used as a jail in Sherbrooke until 1968. From the outside it just looks like any other house. Some of the bedrooms were turned into cells with barred windows. The jailer’s family lived in the same house as the prisoners. Many of the prisoners were mischief makers who had ridden their horses through the town or were found drunk in the ditch. This was a Temperance town and alcohol use was not looked upon kindly. The jailer was paid a meagre salary so earned extra cash by working at the saw mill, gold mine or lumber camp. As well as cooking for the prisoners and her family, the jailer’s wife would sew to earn an extra income. The family and prisoners ate the same food.

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Photo prise @ Sherbrooke le 7 août 2018 (© archer10 (Dennis) 159M Views / Flickr)

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