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Document of August, 1827

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Perry County August Term 1827

By order of the court, The Grand Jury have examined the Jail & do report that we find it kept clean, in good order & the prisoners in good order & well attended to.  But the locks of the Jail doors appear badly made, & quite insufficient for the safe keeping of prisoners- as they can be opened at any time with a small stick & knife & without the use of a key--- The Jail yard is also not sufficient & may be crossed, or broken through, at any time by any active prisoner--& on account of the apparent want of more fresh air for the health of the prisoners, we think a better & more secure wall round the yard, the more necessary we also believe an oven would be necessary on the Jail lot as bread enough cannot be baked in the kitchen for the number of prisoners which are often in custody.

Robt Elliott foreman



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