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Ellicott City

Howard County Jail

1 Emory St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Get Directions 
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Ellicott City, Maryland, first housed inmates in a stone basement of a private residence on Fells lane. The "Thousand Dollar Jail" held as many as 15 prisoners in 4 cells without proper ventilation or drainage. The overcrowded facility conditions left prisoners unsegregated. John H. Herbert Esq. petitioned for a new building in 1877.

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