McNeil Island Penitentiary

U.S. Federal Prison

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McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington (ddr-densho-37-840)
img McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington (ddr-densho-37-840)
Original caption: View showing auto shop - machine shop as constructed in 1934 -- note old bachelor officer quarters at right.
Prison cells (ddr-densho-37-839)
img Prison cells (ddr-densho-37-839)
Original caption: Inside view of Old #1 cell house.
McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington (ddr-densho-37-842)
img McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington (ddr-densho-37-842)
Original caption: A view of the oiginal #1 cell house and officers quarters.
Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-1)
Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in the draft and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for draft resistance. Resettled in Seattle.
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of ...
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