Bodie Jail

The Bodie Jail was built in 1877 and cost about $800. It’s approximately 14’x18′ and has two cells in it. 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.

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

Bodie Jail - Library of Congress photo - Bodie.comBodie Jail - 2002 - Bodie.com

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