County Jail Museums Offer a Glimpse Into Texas’ Punitive Past

August 22, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

Find Relics of Rural Justice in Guidebook to Texas’ Tiny Jails

January 17, 2019 | By TH Staff

Long before the tiny home craze, Texas was home to an abundance of tiny jails. A night in the slammer was never meant to be a lot of fun—but you really didn’t want to find yourself in a Lone Star lockup more than a century ago, as evidenced by the new book The Texas Calaboose and Other Forgotten Jails by Bryan-based archeologist William E. Moore.

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