Squirrel Cage Jail

About Squirrel Cage Jail

Take a look at how former jails used to be, especially the elaborate revolving style at the Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail at 226 Pearl Street in Counc

More About Squirrel Cage Jail

No, it’s not a holding place for delinquent squirrels, but a three-story revolving jail that was built in 1885. Now a museum, you can learn about this unique structure and even read the signatures scratched into the walls by infamous prisoners.

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