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Monday, April 29, 2019

Entry is free

12th Street Bar
1024 12th St.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 755-8089


Every few hours sirens sound throughout Huntsville, Texas, to signal the beginning and end of inmate head-counts. These sirens are one of the persistent background signs of the seven prisons in Huntsville: Byrd Unit, Ellis Unit, Goree Unit, Holliday Transfer Facility, Huntsville Unit, Walker County Jail, and Wynne Unit. The Huntsville Unit, also known as the Walls Unit, houses the most active execution chamber in the United States, was home to “Old Sparky”, and is located in the middle of town.

This program of moving-image works speaks to the realities and experiences related to incarceration, prison justice, and capital punishment. Katina Bitsicas, Sharon Daniel, Maria Gaspar, Amanda Faith Hilburn, Mark Menjivar, & Nancy Wyllie. The 12th Street Bar is located two blocks south of the Walls Unit.