Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yuma Territorial Prison


Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma, Arizona  



One hot day in September, we visited the Yuma Territorial Prison and Museum.

The prison was established in 1875 and I could only imagine the deplorable conditions the prisoners endured for their crimes. 


But even though the conditions were terrible, some did not learn their lesson and were repeat visitors. 


The cells were extremely small and four to six  inmates to a cell. No bathrooms, only a pot. 





Here is a link to a very interesting clip narrated by the curator of the prison, Tina Clark.  We met her and she has a wealth of interesting stories to tell.


Another clip that is interesting.

https://youtu.be/6pS7BloOA1U

On the second link, you have to highlight the link and select the go to option.  Don't know why it did not link as the first link.

1 comment:

Sidney said...

What a fun time you are having!! Glad I wasn't a prisoner there! I hate heat and hate filth.