Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System


Fear, Force, and Leather:The Texas Prison System's First Hundred Years, 1848 - 1948From humble beginnings with little money or public support, the Texas prison system eventually transformed into a self-supporting network of sugar and cotton farms. But hellish conditions and brutal punishments led to one of the greatest scandals in Texas history, and began a cycle of reform that brought Texas to a new era of professional penology.
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Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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