Have  you  ever  heard  about  the  Yuma  Territorial  Prison?  Do  you  know  where  it  might  be located,     The  Yuma  Territorial  Prison  is a  prison  located  in  Yuma  Arizona  in  the  United  States.  This  prison  is  a  museum  today and  can  be  visited,  you  can  learn  about  the  history  of  Yuma  when  you  are  touring  it. This  prison  opened  in  the  year  1875  and  closed  in  the  year  1909.  “On  July  1,  1876,  the first  seven  prisoners  entered  the  territorial  prison  at  Yuma  and  were  locked  into  the  new  cell  they  had  built  themselves.”  “A  total  of  3,069  prisoners,  including  29  women,  lived  in the  walls  during  the  prison’s  33  years  of  operation.”  “The  Yuma  territorial  prison  was  under  continuous construction,  with  labor  provided  by  the  prisoners.”  “When  the  prison  ran  out  of  land  to build  on,  a  new  facility  was  built  in  Florence.”  The  year  1909  on  the  month  of  September  15,  the  last prisoners  were  transferred  to  a  new  prison  in  Florence,  Az.  From  Yuma  to  Florence  was  about  200 miles  to  destination.  During  this  time,  it  was  the  most  dangerous  with  so  many  crimes  being  committed.  Overtime,  the  Yuma  Territorial  prison  increased the  population,  at  times  prisoners  were  treated  well,  and  a  part  of  the  Yuma  territorial   prison  was  used  to build  part  of  Yuma  Arizona.   Do  you  know  the  history  of  how  the  Yuma  Territorial  Prison  was  built?  The  prison  was  authorized  by  the  Legislature  in  the  year  1875.  The  prison  was budgeted  $25,000  to  be  built.  The  ground  of  the  prison  was  broken  on  April  28,  1876.   After  this  happened,  some  of  the  prisoners  had  to  fix  this  problem  by,  being  put  into  work  to build  their  own  cells.