Huntsville, Texas

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A small town located in eastern Texas, Huntsville is home to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a large, state-operated prison. The Department of Criminal Justice and the correctional facility are the city’s two main employers. The Texas Prison Museum is one of the town’s main tourist attractions.

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"The Walls Prison Unit, Texas Department of Corrections, Huntsville, January 26, 2008" by Mark is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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