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Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Incorrigible Ward

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

 
 
Incorrigible Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2014
1. Incorrigible Ward Marker
Inscription.  In 1904 an incorrigible ward, consisting of five steel cages, was constructed on this site. The total budget for the building, including steel cages, corrugated iron roofing and lumber, was five hundred dollars. Approximately 4,000 adobe bricks, manufactured by prisoners, were used in the construction of cell house. The steel cages were ordered from the Champion Iron Company of Kenton, Ohio. The cells were later moved to Florence when the new prison was built. Since then four of the five doors have been returned. The locking mechanism is on display in the museum.
 
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 32° 43.602′ N, 114° 36.91′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from Prison Hill Road, half a mile north of Harold C. Giss Parkway. Marker is located in Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Prison Hill Road, Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Marker detail: Ground Plan for New Cell House image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Ground Plan for New Cell House
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. Yuma Territorial Prison (a few steps from this marker); The Prison Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Cellblock (within shouting distance of this marker); Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); New Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Prison Labor (within shouting distance of this marker); Drinking Water Life in the Desert (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuma East Wetlands (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
 
Incorrigible Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2014
3. Incorrigible Ward Marker
(main cellblock in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Mar. 24, 2023