Haswell, Colorado: Nation's Smallest Jail

Built in 1921, the Haswell Jail could hold four prisoners. Its "Nation's Smallest Jail" sign is nearly as big as the jail itself.

Address:
3rd St., Haswell, CO
Directions:
On the south side of 3rd St. a half-block west of Main St. The shed-like white building would be unrecognizable as a lock-up if not for its "Nation's Smallest Jail" sign.
Admission:
Free
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Nation's Smallest Jail.

Haswell Jail

The smallest jail in the United States.

[Jc, 11/27/2016]

The Haswell Jail was built in 1921 and was used until the 1940s. It's 14x16 feet, with a maximum capacity of four prisoners. Its claim to be the "Nation's Smallest Jail" is debatable, but we give the town credit for putting up a big sign making the claim.


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