Donate to the TPM Building Expansion Fund

See the new book published by the museum: Electrocutions in Texas: 1924-1964

Winners of the Prison Museum Raffle:

  • Marshall Herklotz, 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew cab pickup
  • Matt Gross, 2018 EZ-Go S4 Golf Cart
  • William Huebner, $1500 gun

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fund raiser.

13th annual Old Timers. October 13, 2018, 10:00-2:00pm. All retirees welcome.

Special information for school tours.


The Texas Prison Museum gladly accepts philanthropic and monetary donations. The Museum has 501(c)3 status which means all donations are treated as charitable donations by the IRS.

The Texas Prison Museum accepts donations of objects, documents and photographs used or related to the Texas Prison System or any person or event that directly relates to its rich history.

We accept:

  • Guard uniforms and/or equipment
  • Badges
  • Weapons
  • SORT gear
  • Riot gear
  • Inmate clothes
  • Inmate art
  • Inmate contraband
  • Items belonging or related to famous inmates or prison officials
  • Items that relate to famous events in Texas prison history
  • Photographs relating to TDCJ
  • Documents relating to TDCJ
  • Etc.

All donated objects, documents and photographs are cataloged and accessioned into our collection, where they will be properly cared for, preserved, stored and exhibited as needed. Any non-exhibited items will be made available for historians, researchers, writers, or criminal justice enthusiasts upon request.