There are interested stories of prisoners shown in some cells as you can see on my picture.
A.A. Steward sentenced to 15 years for assault with intent to commit murder. Escaped from a prison (succesfully) on 30 Nov 1900 - he digged a whole in a cell.
I noticed oil lamps in cells of the prison. Hmm... wasn't it dangerous?
One of the early electrical generating plants in the West was utilized here to furnish power for lights and run a ventilation system in the cell blocks. So, did prisoners really use oil lamps there?
Despite an infamous reputation, the historical written record indicates that the prison was humanely administered and was a model institution for its time. Prisoners had free time during which they hand-crafted many items to be sold at public bazaars held at the prison on Sundays after church services. Prisoners also had regular medical attention and access to a good hospital.
The only punishments in Yuma Territoral Prison were the "dark cell" (no windows) for inmates who broke prison regulations, and the "ball and chain" for those who tried to escape. Hmm... are the dark cells still allowed nowadays in the USA?
Yuma averages over 100 degrees in the summer, to cool off many Yumans hit the water. This picture is out at Martinez Lake, north of Yuma.
Nowadays most walls in historic Yuma Teritorial Prison are made of stones. Much better than any other material if you notice unbelievable heat in summer there. Am I wrong?
They built the model of the Yuma Territorial Prison and they show it in a museum. Hmm... quite interested display. Don't you think so?
This is a picture of the sand dunes in the desert region of California (along I-8 near the Arizona and Mexican border). So you see, the ocean and the coast aren't the only areas that have sand dunes.