The old Hood county jail (now a museum) in Granbury, Texas, was built in 1885 and held prisoners through 1978. Even under the best conditions, this was not a pleasant place to stay. The jail cells consisted of a large metal cage standing on the second floor of the building. The cage stands free of the rest of the room, so that inside the room, you can walk around the outer perimeter of the cage. No air-conditioning and no heat. Lots of grafitti, including a nicely done picture of a tree.
Jim Murray, a volunteer, shows you arond the museum. Jim lived in Granbury for 9 years, and has been living in the near by town of Glen Rose for ten years. During the week he is produce manager of a supermarket.