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Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison cemetery for deceased prisoners who are not reclaimed by their families
The original Point Lookout Cemetery, one of the prison cemeteries on the property of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

A prison cemetery is a cemetery reserved for prisoners. Generally, the remains of inmates who are not claimed by family or friends are interred in prison cemeteries [1] and include convicts executed for capital crimes.[2]

List of prison cemeteries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryant, Clifton D. Handbook of Death & Dying, Volume 1. SAGE, 2003. 500. Retrieved from Google Books on March 1, 2011. ISBN 0-7619-2514-7, ISBN 978-0-7619-2514-9.
  2. ^ Nelson's Encyclopedia. Volume IV. March 1927. 329. Retrieved from Google Books on March 1, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Photo Album." (Alternate link) Louisiana State Penitentiary. Retrieved on July 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "Bowers May Be Interred at Parchman." (Archive) WTOK-TV. November 7, 2006. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Turner Publishing Company, 2004. 62. ISBN 1-56311-964-1, ISBN 978-1-56311-964-4.
  6. ^ Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Turner Publishing Company, 2004. 61. ISBN 1-56311-964-1, ISBN 978-1-56311-964-4.
  7. ^ "Hilltop warden, employees work to restore facility’s former glory." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. September–October 2005. Retrieved on July 24, 2010.

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