Tuesday, May 22, 2012

~~I went to prison~~

Going to prison is humbling, even as a visitor. Yuma Territorial Prison, located in Yuma, AZ, held its first prisoner in 1876 and its last in 1909.  Over those few years, the prison housed 3,069, which included 29 women.  Crimes ranged from polygamy to murder.

Several films were made on the prison grounds, the last one being "3:10 to Yuma."  Enjoy "Hell on Earth," without biting the dust!

Guard House Overlooking the Colorado River

Entryway to "Hell on Earth"
Cell Blocks, Six Inmates Per Cell

111 prisoners rest in these shallow graves on premise.



REGINA said...

wow, cool shots. i bet there are a lot of wayward spirits there too, would make a great paranormal investigation.

Missie said...

Very intresting. I love visiting old shut down places like that.