I have expected to see - with this name of the museum - a hi...story of all the prisons, examples of handlind inmates over the years, how cells, clothing, food and labour has changed over the time.
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My only complaint was that it was extremely hot in there and I rushed through. I would've liked to have spent more time.
There will be a book signing on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.. Sandra Rogers, former Curator of Collections of the Texas Prison Museum has authored a book about the Texas electric chair and the 361 condemned men who were strapped into it. Ms. Rogers will be making comments concerning the book from 10:00 to 10:30.
Warden is the story of Willett's thirty-year career in Texas prisons, from his first night as a shot-gun-wielding guard to the last man he escorted to the death chamber. At the Texas Prison Museum, you can purchase an autographed copy!
A new book and the first ever published by the Texas Prison Museum. The most complete and accurate account of executions by electric chair in Texas. ELECTROCUTIONS IN TEXAS: 1924-1964 is the result of many, many hours of dedicated research. This book reveals what went on in the death chamber at execution time, as well as glimpses into the death house cells. The book includes details of the crimes that caused the men to be condemned to death row. The book also sheds light on some of the prison employees who were involved in building and use of the electric chair.
Here is a new trivia question! We will draw on January 18th for someone who answered the question correctly!
At one time the Warden and his family lived inside the Huntsville "Walls" Prison. Who was the last Warden to live in the prison?