Colonial Virginia hosted arcane jails with no floors. Inmates who slept in mud were susceptible to multiple diseases, hence many of the prisoners died during their internment.
In 2011, Philip Hamilton visited the colonial jail buildings in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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