History of Haunted South Carolina Jail.
Prior to the jail’s construction, officials used the plot of land on which the building now stands as a hospital, poor house, and workhouse for runaway slaves. Charleston built the Old City Jail in 1802, and the facility housed prisoners until closing its doors in 1939. By some accounts, 10,000 people died at the jail during its 211-year history, be it from execution, injury, or illness. The jail was meant to house 130 inmates but often held 300 people or more. Therefore, it’s not surprising that disease and violence ran rampant.
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