11th annual Old Timers. October 8, 2016, 10:00-2:00pm. All retirees invited.

Special information for school tours.

Research Tools

The Texas Prison Museum has made great strides in the last few years in obtaining research material. In addition to a library of books on the Texas prison system, we have also obtained many magazine articles, all of the employee Newsletters, many of the Rodeo souvenir programs, prison cemetery records, plus the following on microfilm:

  • Prison Board Minutes from 1913 - 1982
  • Huntsville Item newspaper from 1853 - 1942
  • Inmate Echo newspaper from 1933 - 1984
  • Convict Ledgers from 1849 - 1954

The Texas Prison Museum can research the Convict Ledgers for you for a fee of $10.00 per convict. The Convict Ledgers contain basic entry-level information on an inmate including name, number, body markings, county of residence, occupation, birth date, crime committed, sentencing, time of conviction, and final disposition, etc. For anyone who is a member of these ledgers are also available there.

Convict Information Request Form (pdf, 38K)
Archival Research Information (pdf, 42K)