Folks Are Turning Themselves In to This Bonnie-and-Clyde-Era Jail in Texas

The Cell Block in Clifton, Texas, is a 1930s jail that has reopened for a new kind of booking.

Located in an alley covered with local street art, guests of The Cell Block have a surprisingly nice view.

Spending the night in jail is nobody’s idea of a good time—unless it’s at The Cell Block in Clifton, Texas, a tiny hotel converted from a two-cell jail that operated through the 1970s. What once was a holding cell for drunks is now an oddball accommodation for two adults in Clifton’s Art Alley, midway between Dallas and Austin.

The Cell Block presents a fittingly austere exterior.

The Cell Block presents a fittingly austere exterior. 

Curtis Calloway

Located in an alley covered with local street art, guests of The Cell Block have a surprisingly nice view.

Located in an alley covered with local street art, guests of The Cell Block have a surprisingly nice view. 

Curtis Calloway 

The 300-square-foot space feels much larger than it is with plenty of light and monochromatic decor.

The 300-square-foot space feels much larger than it is with plenty of light and monochromatic decor. “Built in the 1930s, it’s an original jail cell with original doors, floors, metal pieces, and [bar-covered] windows,” says operations manager Kristen McKinney.

Curtis Calloway 

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