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    Default Re:salem jail

    Originally posted by james p

    : : I am part of a project to photograph, catalogue and survey the historic jails of the United States. I am seeking any information you might have access to (location, stories, tips, etc). Thank you.

    : : Emily M. Matthias
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    Default Lorton Jail/Prison complex

    The Lorton facility is a good place to visit as its roots go back to the turn of the 19th/20th Century. Located a couple of miles off I-95 south of Washington DC in Lorton Virginia. It saw use as a reformatory, penitentiary and max security. Some of the buildings will be preserved, some will not and some have already been torn down.

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    When I was a child (in the 1980's) my father took me to Beale Air Force Base (near Sacramento, CA) and pointed out to me a cluster of small buildings, standing alone on the horizon. To me they looked like a campground toilet and shower facility in the distance, but he said that they were jails for holding Japanese prisoners of WWII.

    Unfortunately, I believe the jails have been recently torn down, but foundations may remain. Probably there exist some historical photographs somewhere on the base, and might be worth looking into.

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    i know it is out the way for most people in the west, there or several in texas. el paso comes to mine to start with and in thatarea is a lot of other historical towns to look for such things. i am in central texas and the town of hubbard,texas has a large chunk of concreate with bars on it that was a jail, behind old building in town, try there chamber.centerville texas may still may be using there old jail on the square.freestone county has made a museum out of theirs. i was in s texas working a year ago and again in the lardeo area is several. might could check either differene chamber of comerence to get better leads and pictures.

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    I find this one very interesting and informative...

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/13/tr...amous-prisons/

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    Anyone who knows the name of these two men for history purposes? Thanks!

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