Sugar Land Convict Leasing

This exhibit provides information on the history of the Convict Leasing system in Sugar Land and the advocacy concerning the remembrance of those involved. The Convict Leasing project is part of Rice’s Houston Action Research Team (HART) program. 

Updated in 2018 following the discovery of 95 unmarked prisoner graves.

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HART Summer 2015 - Alexandra Franklin, Ryan Deal, and Breland Coleman