Police Report, 1882

Kingston Police Department, police report, the lock upThe document above is the arrest record of the City of Kingston police department for September 4th, 1882. One can imagine the story behind this list, perhaps a raid on a saloon, arresting barkeeps and customers alike. Using records such as this The Cellar Door Project has created “The Lockup,” a one-act drama that introduces the public to a few of the prisoners who actually inhabited Kingston’s City Hall lockup in the nineteenth century. The play runs nightly Tuesday through Thursday until mid-July in what used to be the old city jail in the basement of City Hall. Be sure to check it out!

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