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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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Washington Times

Washington Times
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:09:10 -0700

In this Oct. 15, 2015, photo, Reginald Moore speaks at his home about the Old Imperial Farm Cemetery in Sugar Land, Texas. The graveyard likely holds the remains of convicts in Sugar Land has been the subject of a years-long ... more >. By LEAH ...

Houston Chronicle (subscription)

Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:25:50 -0700

Reginald Moore, the guardian of the Old Imperial Farm Cemetery, wants the state to honor the history of the men in a convict-leasing program that many historians say was an extension of slavery. Reginald Moore, the guardian of the Old Imperial Farm ...

Alton Telegraph

Alton Telegraph
Sat, 09 Apr 2016 13:48:45 -0700

When the last owners went to prison, cemetery ownership defaulted to the state. The new hopeful owners can't accept new burials (and therefore revenue) even though there's plenty of available acreage. But the cemetery's checkered past all history, says ...
Randolph Leader
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:11:15 -0700

ATMORE--State inmate William Randall "Randy" Triplett, 45, was found dead of an apparent suicide at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Thursday. At 11:10 a.m. last Thursday, April 7, two corrections officers found the inmate ...

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:29:06 -0700

Near the oldest prison in Texas lies an ornate enclosure holding two strangers and another grave strangely marked with a prisoner's number. It's a set of mysteries that one historian at the Texas Prison Museum wants to clear up before the facts are ...
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:21:58 -0700

There are 38 people buried at the prison cemetery in Windsor. The first was Louis Meeker, a murderer executed in 1893. A rise in the use of the death penalty in Windsor prompted the need for the cemetery. The last executions in Vermont were back in 1954.

SFGate (blog)

SFGate (blog)
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:07:30 -0800

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New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:23:26 -0800

“I think everyone assumes if you're in a prison cemetery you're somehow the worst of the worst,” said Franklin T. Wilson, an assistant professor of criminology at Indiana State University who is writing a book about the cemetery. “But it's more of a ...

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