Go on - shoot 'im, mister!

Jailbird trying to get Marston to shoot Jonah

Jailbird is a minor character in Red Dead Redemption.


The reason he has been thrown in jail is unknown, but it seems as if he's been there for some time judging by the tally marks on the wall behind him. Whether the hashes mark days or weeks is unknown.


Red Dead Redemption

The player never really interacts with him, but he does try to convince John Marston into shooting Jonah during their misunderstanding at the beginning of the mission "Political Realities in Armadillo"

Undead Nightmare

Rdr jailbird undead nightmare

Again, there is no player interaction, but he is killed by Marshal Leigh Johnson after being attacked by a bruiser that is locked in the same cell with him.

Mission Appearances

Red Dead Redemption
Undead Nightmare


  • He clearly has disdain for both Jonah and Marshal Johnson.
  • When Marshal Johnson talks about people from Dade County to be exotic in the mission Justice In Pikes Basin, the scene then changes to showing the jailbird. Suggesting he is from Dade County.
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