Archive for January, 2018

2nd January
written by Richard

In the matter of requiring prisoners in the county jail to perform labor, a resolution … to compel prisoners to work on the roads and streets was adopted. In the matter of the getting balls and chains for chain gang …the Sheriff was authorized to secure six balls with the necessary chains, for a chain gang.  – San Diego Union, January 18, 1883.

The story of the chain gangs in 19th century San Diego: Read: Back on the Chain Gang

San Diego Union, Mar. 21, 1888