Living in the Lockup
Rosemary and Ron Rhoden spend a lot of time in jail, but they don't have criminal records. They converted the old Morton County Jail in Mandan, N.D., into a home for them and their family.
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The jail was built in 1915 and was originally split into quarters for the sheriff and a jail. The Rhodens have kept two of the cells along with artifacts such as handcuffs. But even though they've worked to preserve the history of the former hoosegow, they've also managed to convert the 8,000-square-foot home into a comfortable living space. Their bedroom is very secure as it used to be a designated bomb shelter. The Rhodens are proud to have preserved a piece of the town’s history and their neighbors appreciate their work.
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