Danny Lyon, shown here in a 1964 self portrait, is best known for his photojournalism centered on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Today, however, is March 2, an important day in Texas history, and that prompted me to do a series based on Mr. Lyon's Texas prison photos. Beginning in late 1967, he was given almost unlimited access to the Texas prison system for 14 months. Published in book form in 1971 as Conversations with the Dead, his work is considered groundbreaking. Forty years later, Mr. Lyon had more to say about Texas in this piece I snipped from an interview.