Eight unique women cope with their incarceration in Gwinnett County Jail. Six have just arrived at the facility, two live together as cellmates, and one prepares for her release even though she has no place to go.

Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-05-26

Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up - Huntsville Unit - Netflix

Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville or Huntsville Unit (HV), nicknamed “Walls Unit”, is a Texas state prison located in Huntsville, Texas, United States. The approximately 54.36-acre (22.00 ha) facility, near Downtown Huntsville, is operated by the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, administered as within Region I. The facility, the oldest Texas state prison, opened in 1849. The unit houses the State of Texas execution chamber. It is the most active execution chamber in the United States, with 552 (as of June 27, 2018) executions since 1982, when the death penalty was reinstated in Texas (see List of individuals executed in Texas).

Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up - Cultural references - Netflix

“Huntsville”, a song on Merle Haggard's 1971 album, Someday We'll Look Back references being sent to Huntsville Prison. The Getaway, a 1972 Sam Peckinpah film, which starred Steve McQueen, was filmed here. Cross Canadian Ragweed has a song that is about the prison called “Walls of Huntsville” on their 2002 self-titled album. Steve Earle recorded “Ellis Unit One” (after the Ellis Unit) for the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. The songs lyrics focus on the effect of the death penalty on the guards that carry it out. Earle has been a vocal critic against the death penalty. Kevin Costner portrayed the convict Butch Haynes in the 1993 film A Perfect World, who escaped from Huntsville Prison. Texas Country artist Cody Johnson refers to the prison in his song “Texas Kind of Way”, with the lyric “might as well just lock me up in Huntsville, if your memory's here to stay”. In the 2007 film No Country for Old Men, it was mentioned that the Sheriff in Terrell County, Texas had sentenced a man to death in the Huntsville Unit for killing a 14-year-old girl. Subject of a song by country singer Bobby Bare - Back Home In Huntsville Again In Quentin Tarantino's “Jackie Brown”, the characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro first met while doing time in Huntsville. In the 2003 video game Freelancer, the LPI Huntsville is a prison ship orbiting Houston planet in the Texas system. David Allen Coe refers to the “Huntsville prison walls so high” in his song Houston, Dallas, San Antone. The 2003 film, The Life of David Gale, was shot in multiple places, including Huntsville, Texas. In the film, Kevin Spacey played the eponymous character, a college professor and longtime activist against capital punishment who is sentenced to death for killing a fellow capital punishment opponent. Jason Boland and the Stragglers released a song off 2015 CD Squelch titled Christmas in Huntsville.

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