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Monday, June 29, 2015

Escape Proof Jail – Early 1900's

In the early 1900’s Minot was bragging about an “escape proof jail.” The new jail was to located in the basement of City Hall. The new jail had four cells of “unusually sturdy construction”. They were said to be as secure as good construction and good materials could make them. The City Hall at that time was on First Avenue, across from the First Avenue Building. The new Central Parking ramp will cover that location. The City Hall at that time also housed the Police Department, The Fire Department as well as the City Council chambers

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