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The Draw of Death Row

With “dark tourism” on the rise, Huntsville’s prison museum is thriving.

The gift shop offers shirts honoring the electric chair: "Home of Old Sparky," and the museum's visitors get a 'selectively edited' history of corrections....Read More

Benito Alonzo, inmate at the Polunsky Unit by

No Place for Old Men

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense.

Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense....Read More

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