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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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JP Updates

JP Updates
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Matt was no longer a ward of the state when he was killed Friday after escaping on June 6 from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, and will not be buried at the prison's cemetery, Franklin CountyCoroner Bryan Langdon said. Matt ...

Buffalo News

Buffalo News
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:24:52 -0700

And it appears likely that Matt's body may end up in a prison cemetery. However, Nicholas Harris, Matt's 23-year-old son from Angola, said late Tuesday that he intends to claim his father's body. “We're going to have a closed, private funeral service ...
Curbed National
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:50:07 -0700

And what around the land around the prisons...somewhere is a prison cemetery? Do they just cover over the dead and rebuild? It would be better to tear down the abandon prison structures and rebuild again. I for one would not want to live at a former ...
The Record (New Westminster)
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:26:15 -0700

The City of New Westminster plans to resurrect a widely forgotten prison cemetery. Located at the old B.C. Penitentiary grounds (what is now Glenbrook Ravine Park), Boot Hill contains the remains of nearly 50 inmates who were never claimed by friends ...
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:48:45 -0700

A prison cemetery in Huntsville, Texas, where many executed inmates have been buried. (Andrew Lichtenstein/Sygma/Corbis). By Carson Vaughan. smithsonian.com. June 9, 2015. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0. Earlier this month, Nebraska became the first ...

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:18:49 -0800

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

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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.

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