Bunk Beds three high, six people to a cell with a pot to pee in.
Entrance to the Dark Cell
The bottom grate of cage in the Dark Cell
Interesting tour especially if you are a fan of westerns, movies and/or books as this prison has been in many books. The prison sits on a high bluff overlooking the Colorado River, or what's left of it. The Gila River, at one time joined the Colorado right here. Now the Gila River enters the Colorado River about five miles east due to all the diversions for agriculture, the Imperial Valley is the lettuce capitol of the nation. There are miles and miles of every kind of lettuce type plant, some are almost ready to pick and others are just beginning. Also there are many date groves and the dates and date shakes are soooooooo good.
Just below the prison is the Colorado river with hiking trails going up the river and through marsh lands. I hiked about a mile up river, all the vegetation are native plantings, thanks to many volunteers.
Notice the sticks in the dirt. They are cuttings of native plants. Some grow and some don't. This is a nursery area and many of these will be transplanted to other places.
I know, too many pictures again.
Safe travels to all
Nancy & Joe