Houghton Jail’s Still a Hole

Lyrics to the song “30 Days in the Hole”

by Humble Pie

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

(Place is not so nice)

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

(Lord have mercy)

Cells overcrowded, no dayroom to live in

No ventilation, no air to breathe

Mold coating the cold, dark walls

Urine smell always there, got you weak in your knees

Communal toilet with curtain

You know it’s hard to believe

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

State study said it years ago

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Pregnant women sleeping on concrete floors, yeah

Eight in a cell with six bunks and picnic table

Nobody cares, they keep voting no

Maybe someday a court order

Will make them pay up

Meanwhile if you’re jailhouse-bound around here

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

Dank dungeon of concrete and steel

Houghton Jail’s still a hole

A Daily Mining Gazette editorial