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Jackson, Alabama: Allman Brothers Jail Cell

A coffee shop was once the town jail that held members of the Allman Brothers Band after they were arrested for drug possession. You can sit in the cell, read its accompanying displays, and see the carvings that the Band left on the walls.

Bigbee Coffee Roasters

118 College Ave., Jackson, AL
Bigbee Coffee Roasters. North edge of downtown, on the east side of AL-177/College Ave.
M-F 7-3:30, Sa 9-1 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Allman Brothers Jail Cell.

Allman Brothers Jail

Bigbee Coffee Roasters coffee shop is in an old jailhouse. The original cell that housed the Allman brothers is still intact.

[Jennifer Bryars, 03/13/2024]

Six members of the Allman Brothers Band (including brothers Duane and Gregg) and three roadies were arrested in March 1971 at a Jackson truck stop in possession of heroin, marijuana, and PCP. They were famous, so they only spent one night in jail.

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