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It is not a calendar, but what is it? Maybe a game score?

Crosses atop coffins? Were they drawn by the same man?

This, obviously the beginning of a calendar, is not counted among the six with days crossed off still present in 1993.


Anyone who knew enough to draw this crucifixion scene would have known that Christ was crucified with two thieves. It appears that the artist drew only the thieves. Did release come before the artist could finish, or was there another reason that…

A knife, possibly with a running animal on the handle. Had the artist used one like it illegally? Did he want one like it for self-defense or to use to escape? Or was he just doodling? Our graffiti could be a source of endless speculation.

The obsolete, poorly maintained county jail, lacking any recreational or educational programs, could indeed be Hell’s Hole for many inmates.

Four named inmates were fairly rare. Calvin Douglas James Murray had a right to be proud – in this, if nothing else.

Some were held in the dungeon before hanging. Others were placed there as punishment. (Colley) King wintered there. Suffering a severe allergy to work, haystacks, hay barns and gardens, small game got him nicely through spring, summer and fall. A…

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Hard to miss Janet. “Cindy Martin ‘84” was very likely a prison museum visitor.

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