Good morning, Sugar Land! As of today, the once-5,400-acre state prison in your midst is no longer. Down for the last decade to a 326-acre core of former Imperial Sugar-owned land near Hwy. 6 and Rte. 90A, the 112-year-old Central Unit shipped out its last prisoners earlier this month; the property was handed over to the state’s General Land Office yesterday. Sugar Land officials are interested in buying the property, but the decision to sell will be up to the 3-member School Land Board, which runs the investments of state’s Permanent University Fund.
- Sugar Land Prison Officially Closes [MyFoxHouston]
- State officials may sell Sugar Land prison site [Houston Chronicle]
- As prison closes, could others be next? [Statesman.com]
- Day 19: Sugar Land’s Prison a Casualty of Budget Cuts [Texas Tribune]
Photo: Justin Dehn/Texas Tribune