Kilby Prison

Kilby Prison was built in 1922 four miles northeast from downtown Montgomery. The facility consisted of a modern (for the time) 27-acre walled prison complex inside a 2,500-acre reservation that included a farm, manufacturing shops, a dairy, and other facilities. It was named in honor of Gov. Thomas E. Kilby, who improved prison conditions in Alabama, and operated until its demolition in 1970.

Courtesy of Troy University Library