The Historic SDG Jail was constructed in 1833 and was active until 2002, serving as both a minimum and maximum security facility throughout it's history.
Constructed in 1833, the Historic SDG Jail holds plenty of local history. It was the site of many escapes, it served as an asylum, as a house of refuge and also was home to a notable courthouse.
Inside the Prison
Designed to hold around 35 inmates, the Jail was often overcrowded. The conditions of the jail were at times gruesome, at other times fair. Sometimes the jail would even be home to the family of the inmates.
The Jail was the site of many deaths, whether it be by hanging, illness, suicide, or sometimes even violence. Not to mention the numerous unclaimed bodies buried in the exercise yard.