Monday, January 14, 2008

Yuma State Prison

The most visited historical site in Arizona is the Yuma State Prison. Some of it has been restored and other parts are original.
Heavy strap iron gates guard a cell block.
The quarters were very cramped, bunks three high, and in the summer the heat was unbearable.
Enforcement was the gun, punishement was the ball and chain, and solitary confinement.
No air conditioning, summer or winter. The prison also housed many women, in a separate cell block. Common crimes for women were murder, theft, and accomplice in robberies. One fellow was in for 'seduction and breach of promise to marry'. Sentence: 10 years.

1 comment:

carla said... this where you picked Andrew up? Tell the real reason for your journey down to the prison. C'mon now. We're all family here.