Haunted Destination: Central Unit Prison

Sugar Land, Texas

Related To:

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

Sugar Land, Texas

After operating for 112 years, the Central Unit Prison in Sugar Land, TX, closed its gates for good in August 2011. The prison’s long history was marred by violent fights and riots, with one inmate’s father telling Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans that Central Unit Prison was “the worst place he’d ever been.” Inmates slept in rows of metal cubicles directly next to toilets and sinks, and solitary confinement chambers were cramped and stifling hot. After hearing reports of suicides and strange otherworldly encounters inside the prison’s walls, the Ghost Adventures crew lobbied to be the first (and only) investigators of Central Unit Prison – learn what they found.

Next Up

Creepy Urban Legends From Each State

When there's something strange in your neighborhood ...

11 Twin Peaks Locations You Can Visit in Real Life

Where to find a damn fine cup of coffee and more.Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

The Terrifying History Of The Most Haunted Doll In The World

Robert the Doll’s terror is so widespread that his exhibit includes letters from visitors begging his forgiveness.

5 Family Adventures in Hawaii

Put the phones down and make memories to last a lifetime with these thrilling activities on the island of Hawaii.

Cuba, a Country of Contrasts

One writer reflects on her trips to Cuba, a country of contrasts.

4 Must-Try Portland Brunch Spots

Dishing up a lot more than just bacon and eggs.

11 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

Christine Williams and Jules Hatfield from Don't Forget to Move, tell us how to do San Francisco right, on  a shoestring budget.

Who Knows NYC Best?

Man v. Food’s Casey Webb matches wits (and appetites) with Food Network’s Vivian Chan to find out who has the real 411 on their home city in Man v. NYC. Ready to judge their throwdown?

How the 1906 Earthquake Changed San Francisco

Disaster leveled "the Paris of the West" a century ago — and its aftermath echoes through the city today.

6 Fun Day Trips from Washington, D.C.

There’s a lot to do in our nation's capital but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Here are six fun day trips.

More Creepy Content

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.