McNeil Island Penitentiary
U.S. Federal Prison
doc Hirabayashi Taken To McNeil Camp (December 28, 1944) (ddr-densho-56-1089)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 28, 1944, p. 13
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 …
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.
img Photo of McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary (ddr-densho-122-606)
Caption: McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary, 1939 (view looking south from hill) (view looking south from hill behind prison). On back: possibly taken by George Nozawa
doc Letter to Frank Emi from George Uyeda (ddr-densho-122-478)
Written on arriving at McNeil Island Prison
img McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington (ddr-densho-37-842)
Original caption: A view of the oiginal #1 cell house and officers quarters.
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.
vh Gene Akutsu Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-210-14)
Revisiting McNeil Island fifty years after being incarcerated there
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-107-30)
Daily life at McNeil Island Penitentiary; work and visitors
vh Frank Yamasaki Interview I Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-107-29)
Serving sentence at McNeil Island Penitentiary for draft resistance, thoughts on other inmates
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-130-17)
Serving time for draft resistance at McNeil Island Penitentiary