The Yuma Territorial Prison opened in 1875, but the first prisoners were not moved to the prison, in till 1876. Over three thousand prisoners were housed during the thirty-three years the prison was operational. Yuma Territorial Prison is perceived throughout its many roles as a luxury for the community in Yuma, Arizona. The community in Yuma, Arizona might think this because of the many benefits the prison gave the inmate’s and the town people. In view of the community the prison played many roles other than just being a prison.
The Year 1909, is when the prison was closed down for all prisoners and workers. In 1878 was the first female convicted and sent to prison at the Yuma Territorial. In 1881 was when the Reservoir was constructed. The prison was the first area in Yuma to have running water,Electricity,and Bathrooms/Toilets. Yuma Territorial prison has a positive impact in a way because of the HollyWood movies created there.
Over a century ago in 1875 the construction began for what is now known as the Yuma Territorial Prison. Known to be one of many of Yuma’s historical artifacts the Territorial Prison was in operation for thirty three years, holding up to 3,069 prisoners and obtaining its first prisoner on July 1, 1876. Although the Yuma Territorial Prison was viewed as having a bad reputation, it actually treated the inmates fairly well. The prison maintained rules which were enforced and followed by the inmates. As follows in the next several paragraphs I will educate you on the historical significance of the prison as well as give descriptions of the prison and also inform you about the inmates, the way they lived within the prison and sadly the way some
The history of prisons, prisons were created way back. At one point they were known as dungeons and back than they were not used as a punishment they were used as a "cage" to keep suspects in until there are sentenced to death. The first prison and prison system was created in Philadelphia back in 1790. Now prisons have evolved and are used at punishments for people who have committed crimes such as murders, robberies, or assault, etc. Prisons have been used all around the world since as early as the 1500's.
Solitary confinement goes back many years when the Quakers and Calvinists began the punishment in the nineteenth century (Warnes). Like many people now, prisoners back then said they preferred any other punishment that wasn’t isolation. There was an article that was titled something like, “Solitary Confinement, A Punishment worse than Death.” While the prisoners are still allowed to live, they are deprived from so many things and are exposed to metal illnesses. So what is solitary confinement? Solitary confinement is when a prisoner is locked away in a relatively small cell away from any human contact.
Convicts who had done the worst crimes were sentenced to the hard labor. The government put these men through the hardest physical work they would ever have endure, the upper class relied heavily on this free labour and to establish the prison and all of it's operations. Convicts who had behaved well were given a lighter workload. Some punishments such as flogging, solitary confinement and heavy irons were given if someone broke the rules or misbehaved. Flogging was a common type of punishment used, not only for prisoners but for guards too.
Prison guards may be more strict than parents, but they both serve the same purpose. Being grounded technically doesn’t have guards, but it has parents that try to act like guards. They are there to make sure no funny business goes on and to make life miserable. They want their “prisoner” to be sure they have learned a lesson. The same thing goes on in prison, but the lesson is the sentence to jail.
Often prisoners and wrongdoers were sent to workhouses as punishment. The poor and old feared the workhouse because for them it meant the end of the line. People incarcerated in workhouses had to survive harsh punishments, daily routines, and possible death. Orphans were subjected to child labor inside of workhouses.
Firstly, I am going to gather up all the prisoners so we can create jewelry and crafts to sell at the sale, which will be going towards buying all of the supplies. Then, I am going to buy all of the supplies which I am going to use to decorate and clean. Finally, I am going to clean and re-decorate the prison with neutral colours and modern decor. Every single spot in this prison is so untidy and dirty and cleaning this
In our society we use the death penalty only in extreme cases. The death penalty is used in cases of sexual assault with a child under the age of fourteen, a second conviction for rape of a child under fourteen, and a murder in the first degree. In our society death penalty should not be acceptable. If someone has committed a crime they should be sent to prison on a life sentence instead of the death penalty. To sit in jail for the rest of your life seems like a harsher punishment.