Boise, ID - The Old Idaho Penitentiary opened its doors in 1872 to some of the West’s most desperate criminals. Today, visitors can experience over 100 years of Idaho’s unique prison history with a visit to Solitary Confinement, cell blocks, and the Gallows.
Prison yard at the Texas Department of Corrections, Walls Unit, in Huntsville, Texas. 1873-1875. Prison inmates in striped uniforms stand in lines approaching one of several buildings. A steer-drawn wagon is in the center of the prison yard. George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection, 1836-2001. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries (Public Domain).