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In Virginia, Richmond police locked up 238 people in the previous month, mostly for drunkeness

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1851, from the east
04/03/1861
The Richmond, Virginia, city authorities announced the numbers of people arrested and detained in its two local police stations for March 1861.   During the month, the First Station House had held 62 white persons, 27 free blacks, and 66 slaves, and the Second Station House, 34 whites, 20 free blacks, and 29 slaves. The major cause of incarceration was given as "whiskey."  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Cage Statistics," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, April 3, 1861, p. 1. 

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