Web Extra: Rick Roberson, United Cooperative Services: “Completed in 1903, the Brown County Jail was designed to reflect the security of an ancient fortress and is one of the best remaining examples of this type of design in Texas.”
Web Extra: Ruth Fields, Mid-South Synergy: “This two-cell jail was constructed in 1855 to house prisoners in Montgomery, one of the oldest towns in Texas. It is now on display in front of Montgomery’s community center.”
Web Extra: Nancy Stuart, Pedernales EC: “Joaquin Stuart, my grandson, is spending some time in the Buffalo Gulch jail at Hideaway Ranch and Retreat in Glen Rose. I told him it was time out or jail. Five-year-olds just don’t listen!”
Hole, slammer, clink, pen, joint, lockup, calaboose ... whatever you call it, it’s no place you’d want to be, especially in the old days. Check out these arresting photos of old jails around the state.