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Jim Wells County Jail
Alice, Texas

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Jim Wells County Jail, Alice TX
Jim Wells County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2010
Jim Wells County Jail

Photographer's Note:
"The current Jim Wells County jail just north of the courthouse in Alice, Texas. According to the book "Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas" by Edward A. Blackburn Jr., the original portion of this county jail, the county's first, was built in 1926 with a subsequent addition in 1961. A two-story frame city jail was built in 1912, but when the county was organized the same year, county prisoners were sent to Nueces County and the city jail was used as a holding cell.

A plaque on the outside of the jail states that the original building was built in 1912, although Mr. Blackburn's book states that the 1912 jail was razed when the 1926 jail was built." - Terry Jeanson, July 2010
Jim Wells County Jail plaque, Alice TX
Jim Wells County Jail plaque
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2010
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