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Death Row
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Death Row

The Death House had two wings of 12 cells each; this is the east wing. On the second floor, there were six more cells, for female prisoners. Prisoners under the sentence of death were housed here until their appeals were heard, and until their execution date was set. Things moved a lot faster back then.

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juan Arce 12-Dec-2014 03:22
Guest 14-Aug-2013 01:36
My dad worked on death row for a while, but found it too stressful and asked to be moved. He then worked 16 post for a number of years. He (Larry Schatzel) passed away in 1967.
rose 18-Mar-2011 16:37
my father used to work here. he told me a story one time about a riot in the was movie night or something......but n e ways when i see pictures and captions of a place even the deviol wouldnt want to be i almost feel uncomfortable.
john santor 23-Aug-2008 07:51
Myself and about 35 other officers lived in the CCs in 1970 and 1971 awaiting transfer to upstate facilities. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. Now I have been retired for seven years after serving for 32 years.
daniel 17-May-2007 12:23
my grand father knew a man form texas who was an executioner in 1981 to 1996
Sharia 28-Sep-2006 16:18
Do people still go in there???.....