Texas Closing 102-Year-Old Prison; First-Ever Shutdown

For the first time in its history, Texas is closing a prison, what the Austin American-Statesman calls a creaky, 102-year-old lockup near Houston made famous in the folk song “Midnight Special.” Seventy-one corrections employees will start new jobs today at other lockups. A Texas Youth Commission lockup for teenage lawbreakers also sits empty, one of
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