It was such an honor to interview John Ledford and Randy Bradford in the jail today. John was the Sheriff of Madison County from 1998-2009 and Randy was his chief deputy during that time. They had LOTS OF STORIES ABOUT THE OLD JAIL. It was a truly fascinating day.
In this image John and Randy show Josh where inmates tried to escaped through the ceiling at one point. There is still a patch left over from their attempt.
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Beginning of day 3 on the Big House Brick Factory construction. Getting ready for the Old Marshall Jail Brick Project. We are hoping to open the factory to the public and begin making bricks on August 1st.
Stay posted for more information.
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I’m moving most of my posts about the old Marshall Jail to our new feed @oldmarshalljail but I couldn’t resist this one of legendary Sheriff Jesse James Bailey busting up stills in from of the jail during his term as Sheriff of Madison County from 1920-22.
Photo is courtesy of the good folks at the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University.
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We started a new account specifically for the jail (@oldmarshalljail)… it’s gonna be a lot of images of the renovation… like this one of @carolinaflowers_ pulling out old electrical wires… but it will also be filled with interesting images of the buildings history and the people who spent time here (on both sides of the bars)
We think this project is unique and we want to share it with you. It seems best that it be it’s own thing or my feed is going to fill up with jail photos (cause it’s kinda the most exciting thing I’m doing right now). Check it out.
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