Today it’s the Wyoming Territorial Prison
The Prison in Laramie, Wyoming
The cells were in the large brick building on the right and inside the wooden fortification were the exercise area and a manufacturing building to keep the prisoners busy.
The is the first thing Butch Cassidy saw when he got off the prison wagon to spend some “hard time” for stealing a horse.
The prison is now a museum; Originally built in 1872, it held prisoners until 1903 and it was restored in 1989 and is now a Wyoming Historic Site.
Guard’s beds and a few irons
Guard’s view of the cells
Over 1000 men and 12 women passed though these doors.
“Prisoner” making a broom
The prison shop made 720 broom a day. Some were exported to Japan and China!