HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials in Haddam are hoping to convert a closed county jail into a museum.
The stone jail was used between 1845 and 1969. It’s considered the oldest county jail in the United States and a national landmark. The Hartford Courant reports, the facility housed an average of 40 inmates.
The town is looking to use $300,000 in state grants to renovate the building and possibly use it for other things. Right now, the jail still looks the same inside with steel bars, metal tables and mattresses.