County Jail in "The Hound" (Location)

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Jail
Type: 
Public building
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The county jail houses its inmates upstairs, in either "the common room, where the minor prisoners lived," or the "cell" where Cotton is put (163). In other texts Faulkner makes it clear that this arrangement reflects the segregated world of Jim Crow: the cell is usually reserved for white prisoners. That is not made explicit in this story, but the "common room" is occupied by "a group of negroes from the chain-gang" (163).

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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