They might have found incarceration preferable to some of the other disciplinary measures, including carrying huge logs on their backs, but I'm not sure about that. what I know is that I wouldn't want to spend much time inside the guard house.
In case you were wondering, the second building, which is still in ruins, was the administration building.
And this concludes our winter visit to Fort Laramie. What's coming next month? I haven't decided yet.