County Jail in Sanctuary (Location)

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Jail
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Public building
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Though set behind a fence and a yard, the jail is close enough to the street for the friends of the "negro murderer" who awaits execution in one of its cells to sing and talk with him through a window (114), and for Goodwin to worry about being shot through the narrow windows of his cell ("two orifices not much larger than sabre slashes," 115) from the hotel across the street. The white-washed walls of the jail's "general room" are "scratched over with names and dates and blasphemous and obscene doggerel" (126).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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