#OnThisDay In 1894, Jack London is sentenced to 30 days in Erie County Penitentiary for vagrancy. London was found sleeping on the streets in Niagara Falls. At the time, London marched with Coxey’s Army as a tramp/vagrant. Coxey’s Army was a marching protest of unemployed men at the time.

Author Jack London credits his 30-day stint in the jail as the turning point in his career and life.

Did you know that Jack London had spent time in jail here?