In the course of the first half of the 20th century, Florida prisoners have been despatched to the state jail farm close to Raiford. Established on an 18,000-acre tract in 1913, the primary unit was referred to as “The Rock.” Over 45,000 males, ladies, and a few youngsters hung out in Florida’s jail farms and street camps between 1913 and 1956. Nearly all of inmates have been African American males, and the jail system was outlined by racial segregation and expectations of black deference to white guards and inmates. The employees prided itself on the truth that not one escape was profitable in 72 years of operation.

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