Tex., Graham–Jail–Young County will vote May 3 on $40,000 jail bonds; W. H. Reeves, County Judge. (Manufacturers Record Publishing Co. Volume 79, May 5, 1921, p. 162. Baltimore, MD)
Graham was sorely in need of a new jail facility as the two story stone jail constructed in the 1800s was crumbling. The 1921 replacement was three stories, with cell blocks on the third floor and a hanging gallows, which still remains in the building.
In 1984, the old facility became the area Crisis Center. Three cell blocks were converted to form 5 bedrooms for families, with a shared bathroom, family area, and kitchen. Efforts have been under way for a year to raise funds for a new facility for the crisis center. (Julianne Murrah, July 29, 2014. Crisis Center on the road to a new facility: Needs have outgrown the outdated building on the Square. Graham Leader.)