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from The Independent

Justice Secretary: Lack of focus on education and improving skills in

The state of Texas determines how many prison spaces will be needed solely by the number of students who are held back a year in the third grade. It is astonishingly accurate

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from Telegraph.co.uk

The Texas prison experiment that inspired Michael Gove

Inside Sanders Estes Correctional Center in Dallas, Texas, the inmates in their prison uniforms are sat in neat rows, listening to the speaker on stage telling them about their potential future as business entrepreneurs

"This picture from 1917 at a suffrage protest.The women were protesting the arrest & incarceration of of their fellow protesters." Women fighting for the right to vote were put in jail & when they protested by not eating, they were violently force fed by having rubber hoses forced down their throats while they were held down by prison guards. These women suffered just to get the right to vote.WOMEN,don't take the right to vote for granted.Other women fought hard & long for it. Biddy Craft

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October 1,1849 Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville Houses its First Prisoner a convicted horse thief from Fayette County, The facility held only three prisoners in 1849, but by 1855 it housed seventy-five convicts, and by 1860, 182. In 1998 there were six prison units in Huntsville, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was responsible for more than 146,000 adult inmates at units throughout the state

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from Mail Online

Convicted rapist is charged with 1997 murders of two teenage girls

William Lewis Reece (above), 57, was indicted Thursday in the 1997 slayings of two girls in Texas

The chaotic calf scramble at the Texas Prison Rodeo represents one of the first desegregated sporting events of the 1940s.

from OnlyInYourState

These 12 Unique & Strange Museums In Texas Are A Must See

6) Texas Prison Museum (Huntsville)

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Texas Prison Museum

Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, TX