|City/Town: • Sentinel|
|Location Class: • Jail|
|Built: • ~1915 | Abandoned: • N/A|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Robin Snow|
The Sentinel jail is a tiny jail that looks a bit different from other Oklahoma tiny jails. It features thicker walls than the typical calaboose, two cells that have steel doors, and two small steel barred windows. It has a slanted roof and was constructed of concrete around ~1915. Although a “fancy” modern jail it was seldom used, a local newspaper reporting in 1917 that the jail had been without a tenant for so long that the “mind of the oldest inhabitant runneth not that far back.”
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