The Fort Worth Stockyards are what most tourists would consider “real Texas”. The historic district in Fort Worth, Texas is somewhat of a time travel experience and the place-to-be for Wild West fans. It is not uncommon that you will find a sign entering the bar, reminding you “we ain’t calling 911” and showing the picture of a gun. Don’t mess with Texas!
One day I was walking around the Stockyards after a great lunch at Riscky’s Barbeque and suddenly I caught sight of something strange: a watch tower. But I couldn’t recall hearing of a prison close-by. I went there and to my surprise I indeed found a prison, the Penitenciaría Federal de Sona. Spanish name for a prison inside the USA? Here’s the explanation: It’s a fictional prison used in the TV series Prison Break. This completely run-down area used to be an old meat packing plant, not it lies in ruins. Sadly, when I found out about this place, the “prisoners” had escaped and TV crew already moved on.