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Tule Lake Segregation Center Jail House

The jail house is one of the few remaining structures in the former Tule Lake Internment (concentration) Camp (now part of the Tule Lake Segregation Center) in present day Newell, California, part of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument.  Constructed by Japanese-American prisoner of war victims during WWII to serve as their own jail, the facility today is boarded over & in slow decay.  This view shows some of the cells of the internees with metal brackes marking where bunk beds were located, as well as a shower in the corner.  Part of a wood stove is visible in the adjacent room, though it is unclear what purpose it served within the jail house.  English & Japanese handwriting can be found inscribed on the walls by some of the internees.  Some statements say, "Show me the way to go to home" & "When the golden sun has sunk beyond the desert horizon, and darkness followed, under a dim light casting my lonesome heart."  This facility is gated off, but can be visited via a scheduled tour with a park ranger guide.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 10/03/2012
Uploaded: 27/05/2015
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: tule lake; prisoner of war; japanese american; internment camp; segregation center; jail house; california; wwii; world war 2; tule lake unit; wwii valor in the pacific national monument; concentration; cell; national register of historic places
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