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The Resource Huntsville Penitentiary, Theresa Jach ; foreword by Jim Willett

Huntsville Penitentiary, Theresa Jach ; foreword by Jim Willett

Label
Huntsville Penitentiary
Title
Huntsville Penitentiary
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Jach ; foreword by Jim Willett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The state of Texas, home to one of the largest prison systems in the country, opened its first penitentiary in 1849. The Walls Unit in Huntsville was the genesis of a prison system that became the home of notorious convicts and the focus of much debate about incarceration and the death penalty in the United States. The Walls Unit housed gunslinger John Wesley Hardin, members of the Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker gang, and infamous drug cartel leader Fred Carrasco. Built using convict labor, the Walls Unit was heralded as a modern approach to incarceration in Texas. The prison dominated the landscape of the town of Huntsville when it was built and remains central to that community today." -- From cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Jach, Theresa R
Dewey number
976.4169
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9475.T4
LC item number
J32 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
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  • Texas
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Texas
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Texas
  • Texas
Label
Huntsville Penitentiary, Theresa Jach ; foreword by Jim Willett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prison and convicts -- Prison employees, their families, and homes -- Infamous inmates -- Convict work -- Convict leisure -- Prison rodeo
Control code
ocn826896463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738599618
Lccn
2012956012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated, plans, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)826896463
Label
Huntsville Penitentiary, Theresa Jach ; foreword by Jim Willett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prison and convicts -- Prison employees, their families, and homes -- Infamous inmates -- Convict work -- Convict leisure -- Prison rodeo
Control code
ocn826896463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738599618
Lccn
2012956012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrated, plans, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)826896463

Library Locations

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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