Prison Farm Official Indicted In Louisiana 'Hot Box' Deaths
Woodville, Mississippi Jail
This historic town, one of the oldest in Mississippi, is set among the rolling hills and pastures of Wilkinson County, just north of the Louisiana-Mississippi border in the southwest corner of the state. It was incorporated in 1811, after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and not long before Mississippi's admission to the United States in 1817. ~ Wikipedia
Girl's Reform School
When I had read up on this former complex, I was under the impression it was a girl's 'school'. Upon this exploration I discovered this was a prison compound. It looks like a private school with the stone structured buildings & the one that looks like it's straight out of Jurassic Park. The long hall way of jail cells was immediately depressing. The tiny rooms, cells, with one little bed & it was the barred windows when it finally dawned on me, 'This is a prison'. I thought at first, 'Man these dorm rooms are small!' When I got home, I went back to the web & discovered there are more than 40 law suits against the former compound. Some of the accusations I read were enough to mortify anyone. Especially those parents with daughters, like myself. As I understand it, this place was destructed by a tornado. The 'FInger of God' at work? I have explored hundreds of places, but this one brought a real sadness.
The Southern Poverty Law Center today sued the state of Mississippi in federal court to stop the "horrendous" physical and sexual abuse of teenage girls at the Columbia Training School, the state's prison for girls.
Atlanta Prison Farm
The Old Atlanta Prison Farm property is a beautiful green space jewel located just outside of Atlanta city limits, very close to East Atlanta in Southwest DeKalb County. This land has been neglected and abused, harboring a variety of problems like tire fires and illegal dumping.
By the turn of the twentieth century, newly elected Caddo Parish Sheriff, Samuel J. Ward, Caesar Carpentier Antoine promoted the need for a strong and efficient Sheriff's Office and urged the passage of several taxes to fund its growth. Not only did the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff's Office expand, so did the size of its staff and inmate population. The parish was in need of a new jail to accommodate its rise in confinement rates. The land where Antoine’s plantation once stood was purchased by the parish and was a prime location to build this needed prison. ~ Haunted Nation