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by matcrazy1

On July 1, 1876, the first 7 inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within these walls during the prison's 33 years of operation. Their crimes ranged from murder to polygamy, with grand larceny being the most common. A majority served only portions of their sentences due to the ease with which paroles and pardons were obtained.

Address: Giss Parkway, 1 Prison Hill Road, Yuma, AZ 85364
Directions: Take I-8 to Yuma, take Exit 1 to Giss Parkway, turn at Prison Hill Road.
othercontact: jmasterson@pr.state.az.us
Phone: +1 (928) 783-4771
Website: http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/yuma.html

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  • Written Aug 14, 2003
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