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Jailhouse Stories: Memories of a Small-Town Sheriff
Neil Haugerud  More Info
Do-it-yourself guide to Minnesota probate
Neil Haugerud  More Info

One reader of Jailhouse Stories: Memories of a Small-Town Sheriff said, “I may not have picked this book up had it not been for the fact that Haugerud was the sheriff in the county where I grew up. But I'm glad I did. His stories allow us to see the world from a lawman's perspective -- one that we don't often get a chance to see. He treats his 'victims' with fairness and I think a greater respect than many of them perhaps deserve. Each chapter is a unique story detailing life and crime in the mid-60s in a small, southeastern Minnesota town. Mixed heavily with the vicissitudes of living and raising a family in the jailhouse, Haugerud's portrayal of his tenure as County Sheriff is compelling and a pleasure to read. A great winter evening read.”

Neil Haugerud began his career in public office when he was Elected sheriff of Fillmore County in 1958. In 1968, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he served until 1977 He was appointed chairman of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission by President Carter in 1977. He began publishing the column "Jailhouse Stories" in the Fillmore County Journal.  Neil Haugerud is the author of Jailhouse Stories: Memories of a Small-Town Sheriff and Do-it-yourself guide to Minnesota probate.


According to the book description of Neil Haugerud’s Jailhouse Stories, “In the 1950s and 1960s, Neil Haugerud served as sheriff of Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota. In Jailhouse Stories, Haugerud describes what it was like to live next to a prison, where jailbirds and jailbreaks were part of family life. We meet colorful people on both sides of the law, whose problems range from the ordinary to the offbeat to the downright bizarre. In the end, Haugerud emerges with his faith in human nature intact.”

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