Living on one of the four units at the Ramsey Prison Farm in the Rosharon area for a decade beginning in 1925, Martin D. Seay acquired a surprising amount of knowledge about the corrections unit’s operation during that period.

After a visit to the farm many years later, during which he remembered having a problem even recognizing where he was, he was inspired to write his memories of those earlier years.

Marie Beth Jones, a published author and freelance writer based in Angleton, is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at

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