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A Day at Joe Byrd Cemetery

May 24, 2011 | by admin
Posted in Death House Diary
Its official name is Captain Joe Byrd, but most people in Huntsville, Texas refer to the prison cemetery as ‘Peckerwood Hill.’ Inmates who die while incarcerated are buried here when family members are either unable or unwilling to make the necessary funerary arrangements; even those who are executed by the state. I went looking for […]