Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Jail fever. A term which is now happily out of date. In bygone days, when little or no attention was directed to the sanitary conditions of prisons, and when gross overcrowding was allowed to exist in them, it was no uncommon thing for large numbers of prisoners to die of a malady to which this name was given. The disease was probably, in most instances, typhus fever.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2