We just got back from Ft. Smith Arkansas. There is a lot of history there that is really cool. We went to this museum that is the old Courthouse where Judge Isaac Parker aka "The Hanging Judge" had his court. He actually disagreed with the Death Penalty but he hung I think over 100 people including at least one woman. If your interested you can do a search on Judge Parker and Ft. Smith and there will be tons you can read on it. The movie True Grit (John Wayne) featured a hanging at Ft. Smith. Anyway here are some pics.
Here is the Courthouse
Here is the Gallows where the men were hanged.
Here is a poster of the movie True Grit, a great movie.
Here is how the prisoners slept.
Here is where the prisoners would go to the bathroom, while anywhere from 30 to 50 other prisoners looked on.