Hill Country Update — Blanco County Jail at Johnson City to be Retired

December 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

This mini-fortress (p. 362)  has served as county jail for nearly a century, but is finally being replaced by a new county justice center. The jail was lacking in most all the modern penal “conveniences.” There is no kitchen, which meant that meals had to be fetched from the outside world — shades of Mayberry and Aunt Bea! It has been one of the oldest county jails in use in Texas, until now. It won’t be demolished, but I don’t know of future plans for it — yet.

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