Posted by: notsofancynancy | September 20, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Inside an 1800's Prison

Inside an 1800’s Prison

This is one of the cells at the Yuma Territorial Prison. Check out the bunks they are made of metal. There is not much room to move around but because of the construction of the building it is certainly cooler than the arid heat that surrounds it. It is located in the desert so it would have been very hot there. The first prisoner arrived in 1876 and the last in 1909.

In 1957 a movie was made called “3:10 to Yuma” and was remade in 2007 staring Russell Crow and Christian Bale.

It is a nice piece of history and well preserved.



  1. Classic ‘inside’ – well done!

    • Thanks Donna! I love “Inside” pictures

  2. Makes todays prisons look like a Hilton. Those bad boys in the 1800’s probably had a shorter life expectancy for sure. Nice how snakes or whatever can slither on in thru the door at night too.

    • No kidding. what a place and I never thought about snakes getting in there, Yikes!

  3. I do recall that earlier movie but only in title.

    • Yea I am not much into western’s so I have never seen it.

  4. Awesome photo! Amazing history. Thank you!

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