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Angel Maturino Resendiz, 45, was executed by lethal injection on 27 June 2006 in the Huntsville, Tx prison. He was dubbed the "Railroad Killer" because all of his killings occurred near the railroad tracks that he used to traverse the country. The railroad killer beat most of his victims to death. Resendiz confessed to and/or was charged with over a dozen murders.


The Texas Prison Rodeo was one of the biggest events every October in Huntsville, TX. It drew people from all around to see inmates participate in the rodeo as well as national acts like Johnny Cash and Ricky Nelson.

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Huntsville Prisons: The Walls Unit

West wing of the Walls Unit on April 4, 1955 in Huntsville, TX. To view a collection related to prisons in the Thomason Room and University Archives, click the link:


by Danny Lyon Entering Prison, Huntsville Texas State Penitentiary, 1968. From Conversations with the Dead. Diagnostic Center is a processing for inmates entering prison. Men arrive there from county...

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Prisoners on Texas Death Row

Prison cells line a hall at the Ellis death row unit April 16, 1997 in Huntsville Prison in Huntsville, Texas. The state has about 450 prisoners on death row. Texas executes more prisoners than any other state in the US.