The Windsor Jail is 89 years old. It will be open to the public for the first time on Nov. 14,15,16. It's for Baribeau/Radio-Canada)

Psst.. wanna buy a jail? Only $1.

Well, it’s true.

The old Windsor Ontario jail is for sale, and the price is just $1.

Not only do you get the jail, but the administration building and a parking lot.

You get the jail, registry building and parking lot. (Google streetview)

If you’re interested you have until November 23 to bid.

Originally built in 1924, it was operated until 2014 when operations moved to a new more modern location.

The separate registry building is included. You can see a portion of the 20ft high jail wall in the background (Google streetview)

Although it’s listed for only $1, there’s a lot of modernising and cleaning up to do. The entire property is listed as a heritage district which puts some limits what could be done to and with the property.

The jail sleeps 138..lots of room. (Andreanne Baribeau-Radio-Canada)

The property is managed by a provincial body called Infrastructure Ontario and it had offered the property to the city of Windsor, but it would require about $2-million in cleanup.

Special facilities for those who like a little less comfort in “solitary” (Andreanne Baribeau- RAdio-Canada)

The city is waiting to see if there are any private offers before deciding on action although they are limited because of a political situation with new council which can’t spend or incur a liability of more than $50,000.

Many residents in the area had long hoped that the property could be turned into a museum with other community uses. Many say they were caught off guard by announcement of the sale and are concerned about what might happen to it if sold to private interests.

Complete with laundry and kitchen facilities for up to 500 meals a day, recreation space is limited however. The razor wire comes with the property. (Andreanne Baribeau-Radio-Canada)

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