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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]


  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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4 news items

The Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Statesman
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:12:02 -0700

Six of the 10 men executed at the Old Pen are buried in the prison cemetery, including murderer Raymond Snowden, who was hanged in 1957. He lies beneath one of the "unknown" markers. It's likely that wooden stakes originally marked many of the graves ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Dodge County Sheriff Patricia Ninmann said in a press release that after a four-month search, including utilizing radar detectors to penetrate the ground at the old prison cemetery on Highway 49, found no evidence of a body. A tip came by phone several ...

The Atlantic

The Atlantic
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Opened in 1878, it has a vault filled with corrections records dating back to the turn of the century, both from the now-demolished state prison that preceded it and from MCI-Concord's prison cemetery. The weathered papers include death certificates, ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:26:15 -0700

On Tuesday their task was to battle with the knee-high weeds and dense foliage that has shot up around the prison's cemetery. Rocks, caught in the quickly spinning plastic “blades”, were whipped into the air, clattering around prisoners loading cut grass.

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