Jail Construction

I have to admit that I’ve never really thought about how a jail or prison was constructed…other than my January 2007 “This Month in North Carolina History” on the construction of the North Carolina State Penitentiary. Still, I didn’t give a lot of thought to how the individual cells were constructed. Well, I still can’t speak intelligently on the subject, but I do have this nice image to show! This ad is found in a book of architectural plans from ca. 1898-1900. Hey, if it was good enough for the Greensboro jail, it’s good enough for me.