Huntsville Prisons: The Walls Unit


Front entrance of the Wall Unit on April 4, 1955


West wing of the Walls Unit on April 4, 1955

When people think of Huntsville, TX, they usually think of prisons. Huntsville is the home of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the infamous Walls Units (Texas Death Row).  Here are some pictures of the Walls Unit taken on April 4, 1955. The first picture is of the front entrance and the second is of the west wing of the unit. What is surprising is that it still looks the same today!
These images are part of the Springfield collection which can be found in University Archives. They can also be viewed at


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