Bodie Jail

The Bodie Jail was built in 1877 and cost about $800. It’s approximately 14 fett x 18 feet, and has two cells. It’s been written that the jail wasn’t built very well, but it certainly saw a lot of “guests”. Purportedly, only one prisoner ever escaped. Bail was usually $5 for misdemeanors.

John Wayne visited Bodie at least once, and was photographed at the jail.

The Bodie ’601’ vigilante group forcibly took Joseph DeRoche from his cell here and hanged him nearby.

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