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.