County Jail in The Hamlet (Location)

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County Jail
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Public building
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Faulkner map
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1334
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785
Description: 

Like the rest of Yoknapatawpha, the county jail to which Mink Snopes is taken is arranged by the rule of Jim Crow. He occupies its one cell, which is separated from "the common room where the negro victims of a thousand petty white man's misdemeanors" - including "the chain gang" made up of blacks who are "in jail for vagrancy or razor fights or shooting dice" - eat and sleep together (285).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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