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December 14, 2011

Old Monticello Jail to Be Rehabilitated as a Jail Museum

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Produced by: Mike Plummer
Original Air Date: December 14, 2011

There's an old jail in Monticello, Florida that incarcerated its final inmate in 1970. Built just after the turn of the last century, it remains today as a eye-opening artifact from the penal past of the sunshine state. A group of local citizens has taken on the preservation of this old hoosegow, to be rehabilitated as a jail museum, in an attempt to lure historical tourism to this charming old town. In this video we'll take a look inside the antiquated clink and hear about doin' time in the good old days. They don't build 'em like this anymore!

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