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Reader Photo of the Day: Charleston Old City Jail

Charleston Old City Jail at 21 Magazine Street. Photo submitted by reader Scott in Charleston, S.C.

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Today’s reader photos come to us from Scott in Charleston, S.C. Said to be haunted, the Old Jail housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, including famed female serial killer Lavinia Fisher and her husband John, many high seas pirates and Denmark Vesey, who plotted a slave revolt in 1822.  In the aftermath of the revolt, black sailors were detained there while they were in port.  The jail was operational from 1802 until 1939, during which time thousands of inmates died there, many by execution and scores of others from disease due to dismal conditions. Now under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, the jail is under ongoing restoration as part of the ”Save America’s Treasures” project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. One of the only ways for the public to enter the jail is via a tour offered by Bulldog Tours.

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Charleston Old City Jail at 21 Magazine Street. Photo submitted by reader Scott in Charleston, S.C.

Charleston Old City Jail at 21 Magazine Street. Photo submitted by reader Scott in Charleston, S.C.

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