Copied from the Morgan County News dated, April 26, 1962
Brushy Mountain Prison, ca. 1936
Note from Phyllis: Brushy Mountain Prison in the background.
They being My Mother Mae Land Obed Land, my Dad and uncle Arlin and Aunt
Melba Mckeethan-Land. It is Brushy Mt. Prison.
It was against the law to take pictures back then. 1936
Photo submitted by Phyllis Land Hoover
|From the Knoxville News Sentinel: 6/5/2009
Last of Brushy Mountain inmates moved to new facility
By Lindsay Ziliak
The last inmates were moved out of Brushy Mountain Correctional
The historical prison, which once housed James Earl Ray, was built
(The Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex) was outdated, inefficient
Little said it would have cost $25 million to bring the facility
An official closing ceremony for the prison will be held next Thursday.
This is the last of the first generation prisons left in Tennessee,
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