A literary, literal tour of Walton County jail

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 05:46 PM.

It was like staying in a really bad hostel in Germany, you tell the deputy when you leave. When you're outside the building, waiting for your cell phone to wake up, watching the deputy light his cigarette. He laughs, "Yep. That's a good way of looking at it," he says, and you wonder if he's ever been to Germany. Or spent the night in jail.

Linda Sands of Atlanta is an award-winning author and the founder of Write By the Water retreats, based in Blue Mountain Beach. During a recent incarceration in the Walton County Jail, she wrote a series of stories and obtained valuable research for her mystery series featuring tenacious trucker Jojo Boudreaux.

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