Judge rules remains of prisoners found in Fort Bend County can stay for now

The remains of more than 90 African Americans found on a Fort Bend ISD construction site will stay there for now.

Historians say they were prison inmates rented out by the state to work at places like Imperial Sugar. Today a district judge ruled in favor of community advocates who wanted to allow more time for DNA testing of the remains.

Sugar Land's City Council had voted to move the remains and rebury them at the Old Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery.

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