DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A century-old Louisiana jail known as the Gothic Hanging Jail is again open for excursions, besides when it’s raining.
The Beauregard Parish Vacationer Fee had halted daytime and lantern excursions of the 107-year-old jail with a third-floor gallows due to the coronavirus pandemic and harm from hurricanes Laura and Delta.
“Due to roof and concrete harm accomplished to the jail, we should cancel excursions on wet days or nights,” Beauregard Parish Vacationer Fee Govt Director Lori Darbonne told The American Press.
The concrete jail with partitions 1 foot (0.30 meter) thick opened in 1914. Its gallows was used solely on March 9, 1928, for 2 males who had robbed and killed a taxi driver, in response to an article within the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities publication “64 Parishes.” .
The jail is featured in an episode of “Ghost Brothers: Lights Out” that started streaming final week on Discovery+.