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[Photograph of the Old Jail at Abilene, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the front of the old jail in Abilene, Texas, as well as the street in front of the multi-story building. There are trees and an overgrown grass lawn immediately in front of the building, which is made of dark-colored stone with a tower in the center. There is a decorative border around the photo. On the back is information about the photo, and a printer's stamp.
Date: September 2, 1930
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell


Description: Patent for community style jails, eliminating single-cell jail housing.
Date: 1913-6-24
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Joe Clark HBSS Jailed for Wearin' Shoes]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS Scrapbook" starting on page 21 which contains the photos and text of the December 1943 issue of National Geographic. A 22 page article "Home Folk Around Historic Cumberland Gap" by Leo A. Borah with 25 photos by Joe Clark HBSS. A wealth of information and a must read. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: 1943
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Dallas Journal, Volume 43, 1997

Description: Annual publication containing genealogical information about families in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area, including family histories, lists of records (births, deaths, registration, etc.), correspondence, and and other documentation. Name index begins on page 121.
Date: June 1999
Creator: Dallas Genealogical Society
Partner: Dallas Genealogical Society

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2524, Chapter 1069

Description: Bill introduced by the Texas House of Representatives relating to the establishment of a pilot project to construct a public safety triage and detoxification unit and the provision of mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Date: 2007-05/2007-06
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Construction of Jails.

Description: Patent for improvement in construction of jails; in which a system of flues in between layers of a double floor provide ventilation through grates in the walls and upper layer of the floor, without compromising security.
Date: October 19, 1875
Creator: Seeber, John A. & Croxton, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jail Cells.

Description: Patent for new and improved jail cells. This design calls for cell walls constructed of vertical sections secured by through-bolts, tubular bars for the concealment of the through-bolts, wooden corner-posts and sill and head timbers, and outer and main walls lined with sheet-iron (with narrow windows lined with chilled cast-iron) (paras. 15-19).
Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Thomas, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Interlocking-Bar Grating for Jails.

Description: Patent for gratings used in jails. "In these structures as ordinarily made upright and horizontal bars are provided which are located at right angles to each other, these bars being necessarily secured together at their points of intersection to prevent their being spread apart" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Carcel Publica]

Description: Photograph of the Carcel Publica in Ciudad Juarez. This is an up close photograph of the main entrance to the Carcel Publica (Public Jail) in Ciudad Juarez. This is the same building where the Juzgado Menor (Lower Courts) and the Juzgado De Letras (Trial Courts) were housed. Several men can be seen around the entrance of the building including an armed guard. There is also a small dog next to the man in the heavy black coat.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Atascosa County Jail

Description: Photograph of Atascosa County Jail. Unidentified individuals stand outside the building. A horse and carriage stand in the street beside the building.The jail was torn down in the 1950's.
Date: April 7, 1894
Partner: Marfa Public Library