1900-1911: Women in the ‘jailplace’: Part 2

<p>The pages of the “Pacific County Register of Prisoners, 1886-1919” show few instances of group incarcerations. In 1912, however, five women of disparate backgrounds were booked for “Vagrancy” with very little additional information.</p>

    Editor’s Note: The discovery of an early Pacific County jail register has provided the catalyst for historian Sydney Stevens to take a look at law and order in long-ago Pacific County. In this series of articles she recounts cases that have become the stuff of folk legend and she examines the lesser-known offences of ordinary people — the stories that bring the past and present together by taking account of our all-too-human foibles and frailties. 


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