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jail / prison tour dallas area

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jail / prison tour dallas area

hi folks

we will visiting dallas again in march and have been looking online for a prison open to the public.

might sound a bit wierd but we often visit castles and old prisons in england and have been to a few overseas. i realise texas wont have any victorian age ones but wondered if any had been closed and turned into educational centres?

ive drawn a blank with google so any help is appreciated

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1. Re: jail / prison tour dallas area

I am not that familiar enough with the Dallas area to help you but about 170 miles south is the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. Huntsville, Texas is home to the State Penitentiary and the infamous "Death Row". From the museum you can take a driving tour that will take you around the prison facilities...of course you cannot enter, only see from your vehicle. See more here:

http://www.txprisonmuseum.org/

Here is an interesting article from the LA Times.:

…latimes.com/2011/…la-tr-prison-20110703

There are many Texas jails that have been restored and can be visited:

texasescapes.com/Texas_architecture/TexasJai…

Good luck finding what you are looking for!

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2. Re: jail / prison tour dallas area

The Old Red Courthouse in Dallas has an interesting history and amazing architecture. Right by the Sixth Floor Museum.

http://oldred.org/

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