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April Program: Jacktown


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Join us for the museum's April Program, about Michigan's first state prison in Jackson, on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 PM.

Judy Gail Krasnow will share the incredible stories of life at Jacktown, replete with sadistic wardens, crafty escapes, Prohibition's Purple Gang, a chaplain who ran a brothel and influential reformers. Competing with the likes of Detroit and Ann Arbor, Jackson won the battle to build Michigan's first state prison in 1838.

Krasnow is the founder and director of Jackson Historic Prison Tours, leading groups through the history and tales of Jackson's State Prison.

There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome!