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Caprock Chronicles: Lubbock’s Growth Increased Demand for Jails

Lubbock has gradually grown, 125+ years after being founded. In the beginning, the county jail was primitive and served multiple duties as a schoolhouse, temporary chapel and living quarters for the sheriff. The limited number of defendants awaiting trial and criminals allowed for a small jail that served the community.

Overtime, as Lubbock grew, so did the number of prisoners.

Attorney Lanehart in a new Caprock Chronicle, covers the history of Lubbock County’s jailhouses up to present day.

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