The Pea Patch Prison, 1929 -1935, was a workhouse prison for non-violent offenders. Workers paid off fines at $1.00 a day. They cleared and laid gravel for the original Lawther Drive.
Upon closing in 1935 a local judge said "The passing of the farm will bring a tear to the eyes of ex-dope addicts, who were cured of the habit by hard work and a proper diet.
Behind the White Rock Pump Station, Dallas TX.
All Images copyrighted by the artist, Brad Ford Smith 2023